Bloody Thursday 011Bloody Thursday, honored on July 5th regardless of the day of the week, is the one day of the year longshoremen will not work.  It commemorates a labor strike on the San Francisco waterfront culminating on July 5, 1934 resulting in riots, troops and deaths. This event was the impetus for the creation of the ILWU.  Want to read more about it?  Click here.

Since the marine terminals on the entire west coast will be closed on Tuesday, July 5th, batten down the hatches in preparation for a three-day work week.