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Bloody Thursday

In memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise, who gave their 
lives on Bloody Thursday, July 5, 1934, so that all working people 
might enjoy a greater measure of dignity and security.

Sperry and Bordoise were fatally shot by San Francisco police 
at the intersection of Mission and Steuart Streets, when longshore-
men and seamen attempted to stop maritime employers from 
breaking their joint strike. Community outrage at these killings 
sparked a general strike by all San Francisco unions. 

The maritime strike continued through the middle of summer, 
concluding with a union victory which brought decent conditions 
to the shipping industry and set the stage for the rebirth of a strong 
and democratic labor movement on the west coast.

"An Injury To One Is An Injury To All"

Submitted by @jqmcd

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