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Laborfest: South Bay Shipbuilders
Date Thursday July 19
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
South Bay Labor Temple -2102 Almaden Road, Hall A, San Jose
Event Type Teach-In
South Bay Shipbuilders: How Wartime Production Changed the Bay Area’s Labor
Learn about the Sunnyvale firm, which produced the power trains for the major shipyards launching the Liberty and Victory class ships. Meet the Peninsula Shipyards, which fabricated both steel and concrete vessels at South San Francisco.
Find out about the large migrations to the Bay Area to meet the labor needs of these massive shipyards, which operated 24 hours. See the breakthroughs made during this period by African American and women workers, and how these breakthroughs were handled by the craft unions. Witness the relative labor peace that prevailed between AFL and CIO and the employers.
Most of all meet the workers themselves, whose productivity and skills generated incredible production. Then hear the challenges, which occurred when production ceased.
For info: 408-297-2299
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 19th, 2012 7:40 AM
§LaborFest: South Bay Shipbuilders
by San Jose Peace & Justice Center (sjpjc [at] Thursday Jul 19th, 2012 1:12 AM
An illustrated talk by Mike Daly will include the historic role of women welders at the Hendy Iron Works in Sunnyvale, California during the Second World War.

Thursday, July 19 at 7 pm

South Bay Labor Temple
2012 Almaden Road, Hall A
(corner of Canoas Garden Road)
San Jose, CA 95125

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