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|Laborfest: SF General Strike Walk|
|Date||Sunday July 14|
|Time||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
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|Meet at Harry Bridges Plaza Tower - Embarcadero at Market St., front of the Ferry Building. Embarcadero BART. All buses and trains going on or under Market and Mission to Embarcadero.|
Meet at Harry Bridges Plaza - Front of Ferry Building, at the south side tower, San Francisco.
Join a walk with retired ILWU longshoreman Jack Heyman, Herb Mills, Howard Keylor, Louis Prisco and others.
We will look at the causes of the 1934 General Strike and why it was successful. How was the strike organized and why are the issues in that strike still relevant to working people today? We will also view some of the key historical sites in this important US labor struggle.
(Herb Mills was the organizer of the ‘78 anti-Chile longshore protest in Oakland, Howard Keylor of the ‘84 anti-apartheid ship boycott action in SF and Louis, the labor historian extraordinaire and initiator of the ‘34 strike walk. Jack Heyman is an outstanding writer whose opinion columns have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Socialist Viewpoint, Monthly Review and elsewhere.)