Glossary Term – Event
As the Depression dragged on, bitter labor-management warfare erupted. In 1934, 1.5 million American workers went on strike. Auto and steel workers and longshoremen became involved in violent strikes. In Minneapolis, police shot sixty-seven striking Teamsters. In August, textile workers staged the largest strike the country had ever seen. 110,000 workers struck in Massachusetts, 60,000 in Georgia. While some of the strikes aimed at higher wages, fully a third demanded union recognition.