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Golden Gate Bridge 75th Celebration Commemorates Labor And 100% Union Built Bridge With Ir
On May 27, 2012 on the 75th anniversary of the anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge events were held to honor the workers who built the Golden Gate bridge including an exhibition of riveting by the Ironworkers Apprentice school and labor music by LaborFest.net
Golden Gate Bridge 75th Celebration Commemorates Labor And 100% Union Built Bridge With Ironworkers Exhibit
On May 27, 2012 the 75th anniversary commemoration of the Golden
Gate Bridge took place. The Ironworkers Apprentice Committee had
an exihibition on how the bridge was constructed using heated rivets
and a presentation of labor music was organized by LaborFest.
Musicians included the Rockn' Solidarity Labor Chorus, Kathy Holly,
Jack Chernos, Carol Denney, and Jim Nelson performed.
The performances were organized by LaborFest which holds an annual
working class film and cultural festival every July commemorating the
1934 general strike and working class union history and culture. http://www.laborfest.net
The exhibition was put in by the Ironworkers Apprentice Trades.
IATSE Local 16 provided the sound for the event and video excerpts are
from "Halfway To Hell, The Unions And Workers That Built The Golden
Kathy Holly http://kathyholly.com/
Rockn' Solidarity Labor Chorus http://www.laborchorus.org/
Carol Denney http://www.caroldenney.com/
Jack Chernos http://www.department-of-justice.org/
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Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
Kathy Holly performed to commemorate the workers who built the Golden Gate bridge.
Ironworkers showed how rivets were heated up and used on the Golden Gate Bridge
The Rockn' Solidarity Labor Chorus performed labor songs to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate bridge and the workers who built it.