MIA: History: USA: Date: 1934: 1934-mpls: American City


Charles Rumford Walker


American City:

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A Rank-and-File History

This is a book about the rank-and-file and leadership of Teamsters Local 574 during their three strikes in 1934. These strikes turned what was once the open shop, or non-union city of Minneapolis, Minnesota into what became one of the strongest union bastions in the United States. This is their story.

[Note: We've started with the chapters on the strikes to whet your appetite. But soon we'll have the rest, including some fascinating historical background. For instance, did you know the man who did more than anyone to make Minneapolis an open-shop town, railroad baron James Hill, was also the first target of Debs' American Railway Union?]

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 10

Photos from the strike: