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Screening of "Labor's Turning Point"

  • East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 (map)

On the weekend marking the 85th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters’ Strike, the East Side Freedom Library invites you to a screening of "Labor's Turning Point."

The Minneapolis Truckers Strikes of 1934 involved many thousands: members of Teamsters Local 574, farmers, secretaries and many others who supported the strike; the business interests and police who opposed the union; and the National Guard and the state and national governments that were compelled to intervene.

The massive, bloody campaign transformed Minneapolis from a bastion of the anti-labor Citizens Alliance to a union town. The struggle was also a catalyst for passage of the National Labor Relations Act, the foundation for today's U.S. labor law.
Weaving together photos, journalist reports and newsreel footage from 1934 and interviews with veterans of the conflict and historians, John DeGraaf’s 1981 documentary reveals a compelling chapter in the history of Minnesota and the nation.

Join us on Saturday, July 20, 11am – 3pm, at 7th Avenue and 3rd Street North in Minneapolis, for a community gathering at the site of “Bloody Friday.”

Free and open to all

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