Today in labor history: Workers killed in Minneapolis General Strike

Today, in 1934 police fired on and killed strikers during the Minneapolis General Strike. The strike began on May 16th and was initiated by Teamsters. The strike helped spark industrial unionism and lasted throughout the summer. On July 26th Governor Olson, declared martial law. At the end of August a settlement was reached and the right to organize was acceded to.

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