If you’re visiting the picnic pavilion at the Metrodome for a Twins game this summer, you’re right across 6th Street So. from the former Strutwear Knitting Company plant, site of one of the most dramatic Minneapolis strikes of the 1930s. The building, now called 1010 Metrodome Square, sits at the corner of 6th St. So. and 11th Ave. So.
In the summer of 1935, Farmer- Labor Party member Oscar Hawkins marveled at the happenings in Minneapolis. Everywhere, discontented workers brought the labor movement to life.MORE »