Peoples Drug Strike 1974
185 members of Teamsters Local Union 730 went on strike against the Peoples Drug Store Warehouse Feb. 28, 1974.

Two workers were shot and wounded by a security guard during the strike. While the strike was sanctioned by the local union, the International Teamsters Union refused to recognize it and did not pay strike benefits. The strike lasted 39 days before a settlement was reached.

People's was later acquired by CVS. The warehouse, near the intersection of Florida Ave and New York Ave NE, Washington DC was renovated and converted to office use in 2002.

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