1934 Minneapolis Truckers’ Strike
Minneapolis Central Library, 2nd floor, Doty Board Room
Thursday, July 17, 6:30–9 p.m.
In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the 1934 truckers’ strikes, Canadian labor historian Bryan Palmer will talk about his book “Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers’ Strikes of 1934.” The strikes had state-wide significance and galvanized the labor movement in Minnesota.
Summary from our catalog: In the newest in the Historical Materialism series, Bryan Palmer tells the compelling story of how a handful of revolutionary Trotskyists, working in the largely non-union trucking sector, led the drive to organize the unorganized and build an industrial union. What emerges is a compelling narrative of class struggle, a reminder of what can be accomplished, even in the worst of circumstances, with a principled and far-seeing leadership.
Other speakers include Minnesota historian Mary Wingerd, historian and author William Millikan, and authors David Thorstad and John Lauritsen. More events around the 80th anniversary of the strike.