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    Default REVIEW: 'Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers' Strike of 1934,' by Bryan

    Sounds like this might be a good read.

    By the early 1930s, worldwide communism had suffered a bitter schism. Stalinists hewed to their namesake’s push to consolidate the Bolshevik Revolution within the Soviet Union. Followers of the exiled Leon Trotsky pushed to export that revolution worldwide.

    The Trotskyists who worked as Minneapolis truck drivers, concentrated in the coal yards, are the focus of Canadian academic Bryan D. Palmer’s new book, “Revolutionary Teamsters” (Haymarket Books, 308 pages, $28). Palmer will appear in Minneapolis next weekend in conjunction with events to commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Minneapolis trucker strikes of 1934.

    This cadre of drivers steered the city’s truckers through three strikes between February and July 1934. While they held revolutionary ideals, they ultimately proved pragmatists in forging deals that made Minneapolis more of a union city. Their success at paralyzing the city’s truck deliveries, aided by the innovation of motorized squads of pickets, attracted national attention, with federal mediators dispatched by President Franklin Roosevelt to try to patch a compromise between militant truckers and recalcitrant employers.
    REVIEW: 'Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers' Strike of 1934,' by Bryan D. Palmer | Star Tribune

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    Default Re: REVIEW: 'Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers' Strike of 1934,' by B

    Events to commemorate 80th anniversary of 1934 strike

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    Events planned for four days July 17-20 will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Minneapolis Teamsters strikes of 1934. considered the most significant single labor event in Minnesota history.
    Events to commemorate 80th anniversary of 1934 strike | Workday Minnesota

 

 

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