Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week's show: Joe McCartin discusses the 1934 San Francisco Longshoreman's general strike and the Great Steel Strike of ‘59; Donna Haverty-Stacke on the Minneapolis truckers strike, and for this week’s Labor History Object of the Week, union convention badges, as curator Ben Blake takes another deep dive into the George Meany Labor Archives. Plus: “General Strike” by D.O.A. and “Enough is Enough” by Chumbawamba. Union City Radio's Chris Garlock hosts; interview by Patrick Dixon.
Ten thousand workers strike Chicago's International Harvester operations - 1919
Martial law declared in strike by longshoremen in Galveston, Texas - 1920
San Francisco Longshoreman's strike (above) spreads, becomes four-day general strike - 1934
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