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Title: Laborfest: Irish Labor History Walk
START DATE: Sunday July 20
TIME: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details:
Meet at 240 2nd St - front of the Marine Firemen’s hall near Howard. Montgomery St BART/Muni Metro. All buses and trains that go on or under Market or Mission Street to Second Street or Montgomery St Station.
Event Type: Other
Irish Labor History Walk
With IBEW electrician Peter O’Driscoll and labor writer and UAW NWU member Larry Shoup.
This tour will focus on the history of San Francisco’s famed waterfront and the role of its Irish and Irish-American workers, leaders, and martyrs. It will also include the cases of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings who faced a labor frame-up in the Preparedness Day Bombing in San Francisco in July 1916, and the successful struggle for their release. The tour will also view the sculpture dedicated to the waterfront strikers of 1934 and other historic markers along the way. The tour will end inside Rincon Center, discussing the historic murals dedicated to the labor movement in San Francisco.
See also:
http://rulersandrebels.com/about/ (Larry Shoup)
http://www.dickmeister.com/id331.html (on Mooney-Billings case)

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