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LaborFest Opening Night
Thursday, July 05, 2007
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street at Valencia, San Francisco, near 16th St BART station
LaborFest's 13th annual labor culture festival in honor of the 1934 San Francisco General Strike opens, as always, on July 5, the anniversary of "Bloody Thursday" of that strike when 2 workers, Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise, were murdered by police in the course of their support of a longshore and maritime workers strike. This event triggered the 1934 General Strike which made San Francisco a union town and was one of 3 general strikes that year, the other 2 being in Minneapolis and Toledo, which made possible the passage in 1935 of the Social Security Act and of the Wagner Act, the latter guaranteeing the right to join a union. The opening films are "Big Brother is Watching - The Other Side of Samsung" and "Battle Of Local 5668" Requested donation is $5.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jun 12, 2007 1:05AM