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Announcement :: Labor
1934 – the year of the strike
09 Nov 2018
Wednesday, December 5 – 6:00 p.m.
Somerville Public Library
79 Highland Avenue, Somerville
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1934 – the year of the strike
Wednesday, December 5 – 6:00 p.m.
Somerville Public Library
79 Highland Avenue, Somerville

In 1934, the labor movement in the United States was at a low ebb; the Knights of Labor and Industrial Workers of the World had been smashed earlier in the century, and the CIO had yet to make an appearance. But that year, four major strikes occurred that had an impact on the labor movement for years to come:

The Auto-Lite strike in Dayton, Ohio
The west coast waterfront strike
The Minneapolis general strike
The textile workers strike

We'll review the history of these four strikes and discuss the lessons they may hold for today's labor movement.

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The Uprising of 1934 gives direction to people in all corners in 2019 in USA
23 Jan 2019
This was analyzed on PBS. Also it encompassed more than 1 state. The level of support reached over 100;'s of textile mills.The majority of organizers were effective. Also they were not communists. They wanted businesses to continue but with better rights and workplace benefits. FD Roosevelt helped with laws to help the labor people. This was in many ways a national strike especially in southern states NC has lost many of mills to Honduras and Bangldesh. ?what are we doing today. Sweatshop Watch was a major coalition in CAlifornia that has helped fight the Los Angeles system where many immigrant business owners abuse newer immigrants from Hispanic related and Asian fingers.TSweatshop Watch is in an unknown part.The student led groups are in disarray.