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1934 Minneapolis Truckers’ Strike Commemorated

Chris Garlock | Published on 5/18/2024
The 90th anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Truckers’ Strike will be commemorated by a series of events from May through July, including exhibitions, film screenings, music, and a picnic gathering. A strike by Teamsters against most of the trucking companies operating in Minneapolis, the major distribution center for the Upper Midwest, sparked a general strike in Minneapolis. The strike began on May 16, 1934 and the worst single day was Friday, July 20, called "Bloody Friday", when police shot at strikers in a downtown truck battle, killing two and injuring 67. Click here for details on the commemorations, organized by the Remember 1934 Collective.

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