In Memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise

In Memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise (HMHDQ)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94105 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.602', W 122° 23.593'

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In memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise, who gave their lives on Bloody Thursday, July 5, 1934, so that all working people might enjoy a greater measure of dignity and security.

Sperry and Bordoise were fatally shot by San Francisco police at the intersection of Mission and Steuart Streets, when longshoremen and seamen attempted to stop maritime employers from breaking joint strike. Community outrage at these killings sparked a general strike by all San Francisco unions.

The maritime strike continued through the middle of summer, concluding with a union victory which brought decent conditions to the shipping industry and set the stage for the birth of a strong and democratic labor movement on the west coast.

"An Injury To One Is An Injury To All"
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553423 N 4183062
Decimal Degrees37.79336667, -122.39321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.602', W 122° 23.593'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 36.12" N, 122° 23' 35.58" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23433-23447 Ranch to Market Rd 2243, San Francisco CA 94105, US
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