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    Post 1934 Minneapolis Strike.

    This site talks about the 1934 strike in Minneapolis, MN.

    Early Monday morning hundreds of pickets assembled at the market armed with clubs, rubber hose, and other improvised weapons. They were no longer a mass of strikers, they were soldiers obeying orders from their captains. Police attempted to disperse the pickets and the fight was on. The strikers rushed the cops, who went down like nine-pins. After considerable fighting the cops drew their guns and threatened to fire. The workers showed their defiance. But the cops had had enough and asked the pickets to drop their clubs, saying that they would drop theirs. The strikers were not fooled by this and stood their ground. No trucks moved that day.
    The 1934 Minneapolis Strike - RH

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    Default Re: 1934 Minneapolis Strike.

    Just read the book not to long ago about the Minneapolis Strike called the "Teamster Rebellion". It does get one choked up to see how these brothers fought and died on the streets of Minneapolis for a better way of life for themselves and in turn helping all of us gain a better way of life....Two pickets, John Belor and Henry Ness, were killed and over 65 others, many of whom were shot in the back, were wounded by the hail of bullets that came down upon the workers from the police who where there to break the strike.. People like this is the reason that we need to fight as hard as we can to keep labor and the teamsters moving forward in the right direction.

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    Default Re: 1934 Minneapolis Strike.

    Great posts! I don't read books much but this one looks like it would be a good place to start.

    To know this happened and then to see a co-workers do stupid stuff with management is deplorable to me.

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    All gave some, some gave ALL.


    The cowards and crybabies we have to call Brothers today couldnt shine these guys shoes.
    Last edited by IBTshirts; 12-16-2007 at 01:28 PM.

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    I agree IBTshirts! I have seen people in the department where I work do and say things to the boss man that just make me sick.

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    Default Re: 1934 Minneapolis Strike.

    Quote Originally Posted by moosesteaks View Post
    Just read the book not to long ago about the Minneapolis Strike called the "Teamster Rebellion". It does get one choked up to see how these brothers fought and died on the streets of Minneapolis for a better way of life for themselves and in turn helping all of us gain a better way of life....Two pickets, John Belor and Henry Ness, were killed and over 65 others, many of whom were shot in the back, were wounded by the hail of bullets that came down upon the workers from the police who where there to break the strike.. People like this is the reason that we need to fight as hard as we can to keep labor and the teamsters moving forward in the right direction.
    I have just finished that book. Great read, and good find Moosesteaks. I suggest every Teamster reads it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBTshirts View Post
    All gave some, some gave ALL.


    The cowards and crybabies we have to call Brothers today couldnt shine these guys shoes.
    Hell no, it was once stated that a Union is only as strong as it's members. With only roughly 26% voting on a National contract NMFA, it's no wonder we have been sold down the creek again and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBTshirts View Post
    All gave some, some gave ALL.


    The cowards and crybabies we have to call Brothers today couldnt shine these guys shoes.
    WELL SAID BROTHER.

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    Default Re: 1934 Minneapolis Strike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake View Post
    Hell no, it was once stated that a Union is only as strong as it's members. With only roughly 26% voting on a National contract NMFA, it's no wonder we have been sold down the creek again and again.
    Another well put point.
    At least I have the pride in the fact of knowing that I voted and voted no, for this lame excuse of a contract.

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    Default Re: 1934 Minneapolis Strike.

    I'm tellin' ya. What we struggle to keep today is what these guys DIED for back in the day. Now we got guys who never go to meetings, cross picket lines, rat on their brothers, work overtime like a madman while brothers are barely getting 30 hrs. Especially the Pepsi generation. "Whaddaya mean my dues might go up 5 more dollars a month"?

 

 
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