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|Laborfest: Film on 1934 SF General Strike: Bloody Thursday|
|Date||Tuesday July 20|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt Room - 400 North Point St., San Francisco, F train, Buses 30, 47.
The 1934 San Francisco longshore strike which launched a general strike as a result of the murder of two workers Nicolas Bordoise a striking seaman and Howard Sperry a strike supporter in San Francisco and 4 other workers up and down the West Coast. This forum will screen the film and follow it up with a discussion on the lessons of this strike for today.
This 16th annual Laborfest is in commemoration of the 1934 General Strike, including the July 5, 1934 "Bloody Thursday," when 2 workers, Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise, were shot and killed in San Francisco by police forces during the longshore and maritime strike. This incident brought about the San Francisco General Strike which shut down the entire city and led to hundreds of thousands of workers joining the trade union movement. The ILWU continues to recognize "Bloody Thursday" by shutting down all West Coast ports every July 5. It is because of the 1934 general strikes in San Francisco, Minneapolis and Toledo that we won the 1935 Social Security Act and 1935 Unemployment Insurance Act.