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Item # 556845

July 18, 1934

NEW YORK WORLD TELEGRAM, New York, NY, July 18, 1934

* San Francisco, California general strike riots

This 32 page newspaper has a nice two line banner headline on the front page: "COAST MOBS WAR ON STANDARD OIL; Green Disavows General Strike for A.F.L." with subheads and related photos. More inside

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: 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.

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