Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day #6 -- September 2, 2013

On Bloody Thursday, 05-July-1934, police at Mission and Steuart Streets fired into a marching crowd of strikers, killing two of them. Their public funeral a few days later led to a general strike and an eventual victory for the waterfront workers. This is a memorial erected by the ILWU.

We should remember this Labor Day that people died to win us things like 8 hour day and the 5 day week.  

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