1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike

The 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike (also known as the 1934 West Coast Longshoremen's Strike, as well as a number of variations on these names) lasted eighty-three days, triggered by sailors and a four-day general strike in San Francisco, and led to the unionization of all of the West Coast ports of the United States.

The San Francisco General Strike, along with the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite Strike led by the American Workers Party and the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 led by the Communist League of America, were important catalysts for the rise of industrial unionism in the 1930s, much of which was organized through the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Read more about 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike:  Background, The Big Strike, "Bloody Thursday", Funerals and General Strike, End of The Strike, Aftermath

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... On 9 May 1934, longshoremen and sailors throughout the West Coast of the United States began a strike that would last for 83 days ... National Guard, were mobilized to restore order in San Francisco's waterfront when hostilities during the strike escalated ...
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... While some of the most powerful people in San Francisco considered the strike's denouement to be a victory for the employers, many longshoremen and seamen did not ... Spontaneous strikes over grievances and workplace conditions broke out as strikers returned to their jobs, with longshoremen and teamsters supporting their demands ... The arbitration award issued on October 12, 1934 cemented the ILA's power ...

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