San Francisco Landmark No. 229At this location, on July 3, 1934, a dramatic clash occured, one that eventually touched the nation. Longshoremen, sailors, teamsters, and other waterfront workers had closed down Pacific coast shipping since May, in what came to be known as "The Big Strike". Business interests and employers, attempting to break the strike, or "open the port", formed the Industrial Association, and created the Atlas Drayage Company, which then rented space in this building, Garcia & Maggini Warehouse. On July 3, trucks under heavy police guard began to move goods from Pier 38 tothis entrance. The photo shows the first truck arriving. Although their picket line had been pushed aside at Pier 38, the strikers regrouped here and resisted the movement of trucks during a five-hour pitched battle. Violence continued at the waterfront. On July 5, known as Bloody Thursday, two workers were shot. On July 9, a massive Market Street funeral march honored the martyrs. A three day general strike followed, leading to a new role for labor.
|Placed By||Fund for Labor Culture and History|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 553662 N 4181505|
|Decimal Degrees||37.77931667, -122.39061667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 46.759', W 122° 23.437'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 46' 45.54" N, 122° 23' 26.22" W|
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|Area Code(s)||415, 650, 408, 510|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 136 King St, San Francisco CA 94107, US|
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