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Laborfest: SF Hotel Strike History Walking Tour
Date Sunday July 03
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Departs from the cable-car turnaround, Powell at Market, San Francisco.
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
San Francisco Hotel Strike History Walking Tour (Free)
Frankly, My Dears, I Give a Damn: Let's Strike!
By David Giesen
Come along on a fast-paced history of a good bit of San Francisco hotel workers strike history. Historian David Giesen leads this two-hour survey of a hundred years of put-upon cooks, servers, pillow plumpers and entertainment staff that will first make you simply kvetch, but end with you joining the strikers’ refrain, “Land & Liberty!”
From the Palace Hotel in 1937 to the Hyatt and Frank in 2011, this walk/talk digs under the headlines and behind the rhetoric to reveal the truly sordid story of hospitality industry labor itself without a place to lay its head. Unite HERE Local 2 members will participate.
For more information:
http://www.laborfest.net/2011/2011schedule.htm
http://www.TheCommonsSF.org

Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 12th, 2011 10:06 AM
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