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LaborFest: SF General Strike History Walk
Saturday, July 21, 2007
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Harry Bridges Plaza, Embarcadero at Market, in front of Ferry Building, San Francisco (Embarcadero BART)
Labor history walk with ILWU Local 10 longshoreman Jack Heyman and labor historian Louis Priscoat from Harry Bridges Plaza, named after the famous organizer of the longshore workers. This walk by the key historical sites in this important US labor struggle and history talk will look at the causes of the 1934 San Francisco general strike and why it was successful; how the strike was organized and why the issues in that strike are still relevant to working people today. Remember, it was thanks to the 1934 general strikes in San Francisco, Minneapolis and Toledo that in 1935 we won Social Security, unemployment insurance and with the Wagner Act, the right to organize into labor unions.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 24, 2007 7:04PM