"This event hit national significance in terms of the American labor movement. It really was one of the battles that ignited the struggle for unionization that unfolded throughout the '30s."
Riehle was a former railroad engineer and an organizer for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic Minneapolis truckers' strike, which took place on this date in 1934. Two were killed, and 67 wounded when police opened fire on striking Teamsters on what came to be known as "Bloody Friday." You can hear more about the strike on this week's Labor History Today podcast (or just search for Union City Radio on your favorite podcast platform).