Tuesday, August 30, 2016

1934 Longshoreman's Strike

The Longshoreman Strike of 1934 was a labor action lasting 83 days and spanning the entire west coast of the USA. The strike, which the authorities attempted to violently suppress, resulted in the unionization of all west coast ports. These strike-related photos are from San Francisco.

 Food raids, July 13, 1934
 Funeral of men slain during the strike
 Grocery store and shopper
 Longshoremen eating in dining hall
 Picket parade, Embarcadero, May 10, 1934
 Police and strikers
 Police driving strikers along railroad tracks
 Produce market - food overturned, July 12, 1934
 Strike food, July 19, 1934
Strikers - food line
Source: California Digital Archive

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