Labor History in 2:00

June 11 The Banana Massacre

June 11, 2015

On this day in Labor History the year was 1913. Police in New Orleans shot at maritime workers striking against the United Fruit Company. 

Two workers were wounded.  A third laid dead in the street. At the time of the strike the port in New Orleans was one of the busiest U.S. ports for importing bananas.   

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