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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Longshoreman Strike of 1934 was a labor action lasting 83 days and spanning the entire west coast of the USA. The strike, which the authorities attempted to violently suppress, resulted in the unionization of all west coast ports. These strike-related photos are from San Francisco.

 Food raids, July 13, 1934
  
 Funeral of men slain during the strike
  
 Grocery store and shopper
  
 Longshoremen eating in dining hall
  
 Picket parade, Embarcadero, May 10, 1934
  
 Police and strikers
  
 Police driving strikers along railroad tracks
  
 Produce market - food overturned, July 12, 1934
  
 Strike food, July 19, 1934
  
Strikers - food line
 
Source: California Digital Archive

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