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Laborfest: Korean Railway Workers Strike
Date Monday July 28
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
1621 Market St. at Franklin St., San Francisco. Van Ness Muni Metro Station; Civic Center BART/Muni Metro Station. All buses and trains going on or under Market and Mission to Franklin, Van Ness or 11th Street.
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Korean Railway Workers Strike
Join a member of the Korean Railroad Workers Union (KRWU) who will be coming to San Francisco to report on their union’s struggle to defend their jobs and to stop the privatization of the railroad. Last December, over 8,000 railroad workers struck and won tremendous support of the rest of the labor movement, including a resolution from the San Francisco Labor Council, and the public in their battle to stop privatization.

The response of the Park regeme was to raid the headquarters of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and arrest union leaders. These actions resulted in a general strike.

The railroad workers temporarily stalled the privatization scheme, but they continue to face trials. Also, their members are being individually sued.

The fired striking railway worker from the Korean Railway Workers Union (KRWU) will be coming to the San Francisco Labor Council and two films will be shown from their struggle:

Global Solidarity With Korean Railway Workers Union
Korean Railway Workers Union 2013 Struggle Against Privatization.

The recent ferry disaster resulted in the deaths of hundreds of young passengers and crewmembers. This was a direct result of deregulation of their economy that comes with privatization.
Sponsored by San Francisco Labor Council.
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Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 8:13 AM