San Francisco Longshoremen’s Strike

   In the summer of 1934, a strike of stevedores on the West Coast escalated following the shooting of two strikers in San Francisco on 5 July. Led by Harry Bridges, other trade unions instigated a general strike involving 12,000 workers in San Francisco on 16 July 1934. The strike lasted four days before being settled on the dock workers’ terms by arbitration.

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