Organize! The Great Lumber Strike of Humboldt County 1935 (Revised and expanded edition
Lychgate Press, 2019. Trade Paperback. Item #322124
322 pages. Imagine signing a 'loyalty oath' to a company that paid you 35 cents an hour for 10-hour days, 6 days per week. As timber workers organized for better pay, city workers escorted strikebreakers and threatened to call the National Guard. A showdown occured where the Bayshore Mall in Eureka, CA stands today, resulting in the deaths of 3 workers. Here's the story, with new material previously lost for decades. A new copy.
With the return of material lost for decades, the story of a nearly forgotten Northern California lumber strike is told with immediacy, drama, passion, humor, and relevance to events happening today. The 1935 strike, in which three workers were killed, cast a long shadow over Humboldt County in Northern California. First-person narratives, excerpts from letters and strike bulletins, period photographs, and even a fascinating detour through 1960's San Francisco, make this colorful chapter of American labor history compelling reading.