- Published: Tuesday, 02 September 2014 19:41
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