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Laborfest: Tribute to Filipino American Trade Unionists
Date Saturday July 14
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Manilatown Center -868 Kearny St. at Washington St, San Francisco, near Montgomery St. BART. Buses: 8X, 10, 12, 30, 41, 45.
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Tribute to Filipino American Trade Unionists
Join us in saluting two outstanding trade union leaders, and native sons of working class San Francisco, Fred Basconcillo and Bill Sorro.
Fred Basconcillo, Ironworkers 790, fiercely met every challenge, using his intelligence, creative skills, sincerity and amazing effort to become President of Ironworkers Local 790, something unthinkable for any non-white building trades unionist in the United States at that time. Here in the Bay Area, Fred is directly responsible for the fair contracts between the Western Steel Council and Shop Ironworkers, which delivered world renown labor productivity and peace to California.
Bill Sorro, Ironworkers 378, became a founding member of Ironworkers for Union Democracy. Bill was a driving force in the determined effort to save the International Hotel, and to establish a permanent home for Manilatown.
See also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-Hotel
http://skylinecollege.edu/library/oralhist/Pham/essay.htm
http://skylinecollege.edu/library/oralhist/Pham/
http://www.pbase.com/lwongphoto/billsorro
http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=4880
http://manilatown.org/events.htm#exhibits
http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 17th, 2012 6:04 PM

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