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Laborfest: Film: UAW Strike & Organizing Today
Date Friday July 23
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
522 Valencia near 16th St., San Francisco, 1 block from 16th St BART
Event Type Screening
The Founding of The UAW And The Lessons of The 1930’s Strike Wave For Today
Screening of the 1939 GM Tool and Die Strike (28 min. 1939)
With Bernie Choden and others
In 1935 the UAW was founded and the following year, massive worker occupations and striker were taking place in the auto industry. The film shows how the UAW organized to win their struggle at General Motors including flying picket squads, strike kitchens and an army organized to win. This was in the midst of the depression and the lessons of how these struggles were organized and overcame the most powerful titans in the world is critical today.
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