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Picnic will honor anniversary of 1934 Teamsters strikes

The North Loop neighborhood is known today for trendy new apartments and condos, bars and restaurants, but 80 years ago it was the scene of bloody hand-to-hand combat on the streets between striking members of Teamsters Local 574 and a private army fielded by the business community to break the strike.

To honor the 80th anniversary of the 1934 strikes, a committee of union activists, labor historians and descendants of 1934 strikers plans events July 19 and 20 in Minneapolis:

  • Saturday, July 19, 3 - 8 p.m., street festival near the "Bloody Friday" site at 7th Ave. N. and 3rd St. N. Music, food and speakers will be featured.
  • Sunday, July 20, noon to 4 p.m., picnic at Wabun Picnic Area at Minnehaha Park, with music, food and speakers.

Check out the Workday Minnesota article for more information



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