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Laborfest: Dow Wilson, Painter's Union #4 Remembered
Date Tuesday July 27
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Redstone Building - 2926 16th St., San Francisco, near 16th St BART
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
The History And Legacy of Local 4 Painter’s Leader Dow Wilson
With Retired Painters Local 4 BA Roland Sheppard, Painter Doug Bias and others.
Dow Wilson was a militant democratic union leader of the Painter Union Local 4 that played an important role in organizing and integrating the trades. He led his union in a stoppage on the Golden Gate Bridge until the Bridge District hired Black painters and ended the discrimination. He also fought the contractors and for democracy in his local. He was assassinated by painting contractors but his accomplishments remain. He is also memorialized in a mural at the Redstone Building. This panel will look at his role and the struggle today.
See also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redstone_Building
http://www.uniondemocracy.com/Legal/rebelschapt5.htm
http://web.mac.com/rolandgarret/Site/Roland_Sheppards_Web_Page.html
http://www.laborfest.net/2010/2010schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Friday Jun 25th, 2010 6:12 AM

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