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Laborfest: Solidarity Stories, An Oral History of The ILWU
Date Tuesday July 21
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., San Francisco (near 16th St and 24th St BART)
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Solidarity Stories, An Oral History of The ILWU
A book reading by Harvey Schwartz.
Schwartz is one of the most important labor oral historians in the country and has published a new book on the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco General Strike, Solidarity Stories, An Oral History of the ILWU. Harvey has spent decades documenting the stories and lives of workers in the ILWU and other unions in Northern California. This book looks at the ILWU from the words of its rank and file members. The ILWU is one of the most democratic unions in the country and the foundation of this union is how through rank and file control this union survived and organized. The struggles and experiences of the membership are brought to life by this important work. His work on oral interviews of workers also has important meaning to the entire labor movement about the need to document the lives of working people and their victories and defeats. Harvey has also worked on histories of Carpenters Local 22 and other unions and the need to have histories of every union local has been taken forward by his continuing labor to tell our history.
See also:
http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/SCHSOL.html
http://www.laborfest.net/2009schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 21st, 2009 6:26 AM
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