A century ago, weavers and bricklayers in this working class district won some of the earliest strikes for the ten hour day.
"I tried to throw some early strikes, and they jumped all over them," Erickson said.
But salvage operators in the gulf reported no distress calls, and only two of the earlier strikes were confirmed.
Or they had moved up their timetable and elected to risk all on an early strike of some kind.
She said three members of her party had been killed in an earlier strike.
Like the earlier strike, the 1883 strike failed to achieve its objectives, and was called off after about a month.
The official press, which published information about the earlier strikes and demonstrations in the region, has not reported that the protests have resumed.
Too many heads had been broken in the early strikes.
And there were reports also that the administration had asked Israel not to take a unilateral early strike against Iran.
Martínez later said that he might have been throwing too many early strikes.