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Study & Research America 1930-1939: Government and Politics

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In summer 1934 tensions between San Francisco longshoremen and their employers spilled over into the entire city. The longshoremen had gone on strike in May, refusing to unload any more cargo after their employers failed to recognize the International Longshoremen's Association. Two months later thousands of tons of food, steel, and other goods clogged docks and warehouses. On 4 July San Francisco erupted in traditional celebrations of the nation's independence. The following morning the streets again erupted, this time in labor violence. Determined to open the port, a broad alliance of business leaders got the mayor to order police to clear the docks of picketing strikers. In the daylong battle between police and workers, two strikers were killed, and hundreds on both sides were injured. "Bloody Thursday" galvanized the unions and working people of the city. Workers from many industries joined in a general strike...

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