San Francisco, California

“Bloody Thursday” In San Francisco

The event of “Bloody Thursday” was the height of the 1934 West Coast Longshoreman’s Strike that occurred in the ports of the states of California, Oregon and Washington. On July 5, 1934, San Francisco Policemen shot at various strikers resulting in the deaths of Nicholas Bordoise and Howard Sperry during the San Francisco port strike.

After news of the deaths became known, companies quickly decided to unionize the sea ports that the strikers worked in.

This is some of the footage of the strike before “Bloody Thursday”.

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