Twin City Lines bus strike, 1969

In 1969, members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 called a strike against Twin City Lines (TCL), the metropolitan area’s largest privately owned bus company. Most union members and patrons probably didn’t realize it at the time, but that strike would prove to be a critical turning point for Twin Cities public transit. It would provide the opportunity for public acquisition of the company and dramatic service improvements.

Oliver Iron Mining Company

The Oliver Iron Mining Company was one of the most prominent mining companies in the early decades of the Mesabi Iron Range. As a division of United States Steel, Oliver dwarfed its competitors—in 1920, it operated 128 mines across the region, while its largest competitor operated only sixty-five.

Members of the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (Center of Workers United in Struggle, CTUL) rally to support retail cleaning workers and their legal fight to collect unpaid wages from big-box employers like Target and K-Mart, 2014. Used with the permission of CTUL; photographer unknown.

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha

Members of the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (Center of Workers United in Struggle, CTUL) rally to support retail cleaning workers and their legal fight to collect unpaid wages from big-box employers like Target and K-Mart, 2014. Used with the permission of CTUL; photographer unknown.

Labor Day Parade, Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, 1909

1909 Labor Day Parade

Labor Day Parade, Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, 1909.

: Demonstration, led by 15 Now Minnesota, for higher pay and better working conditions at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, December 2014. Used with the permission of 15 Now Minnesota; photographer unknown. Photograph by Ginger Jentzen; used with the permission of Ginger Jentzen.

Demonstration led by 15 Now Minnesota

Demonstration, led by 15 Now Minnesota, for higher pay and better working conditions at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, December 2014. Photograph by Ginger Jentzen; used with the permission of Ginger Jentzen.

Men swinging bats and sticks during clash between striking truckers and a citizens’ army, Minneapolis, May 21, 1934. Pictured in the foreground are Basil Hurt, Merle Kerr, and Frank Vocks.

Violence during 1934 truckers’ strike

Men swinging bats and sticks during clash between striking truckers and a citizens’ army, Minneapolis, May 21, 1934. Pictured in the foreground are Basil Hurt, Merle Kerr, and Frank Vocks.

Workers striking at Hormel Packing Plant, Austin, 1933.

1933 Hormel Packing Plant strike

Workers striking at Hormel Packing Plant, Austin, 1933.

Strike at Hormel Packing Plant, Austin. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News, 1933.

1933 Hormel Packing Plant strike

Strike at Hormel Packing Plant, Austin. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News, 1933.

A Farmer-Labor political poster atop an automobile, ca. 1925.

Farmer-Labor poster

A Farmer-Labor political poster atop an automobile, ca. 1925.

Labor Day Parade, Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, 1909.

1909 Labor Day Parade

Labor Day Parade, Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, 1909.

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