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Laborfest: Boat Tour of SF Bay

Sunday, July 19, 2015
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location Details:
Pier 41, left of Pier 39 near outside ticket booth. F Train. Buses: 8, 30, 47.

Boat Tour: Building Bridges and Labor Maritime History
5:45 PM Boarding, 6:00 PM Departure. Be there by 5:30 pm.
Join LaborFest again this year when the ILWU-IBU/MMP crew takes us out on the bay to enjoy the beauty of the San Francisco Bay. We will learn about the San Francisco General Strike, Maritime Strike, how unions built the bridges and how they keep the bay clean. We honor the workers who built the bridges.
Labor process photographer Joseph Blum will talk about the building of the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge. Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith will talk about the history of the WPA and how it has shaped the Bay Area. There will be speakers about ongoing union struggles for worker rights and what we can do to support these workers. We will also have labor music from the US and around the world including Chinese migrant workers musicians. You can’t afford to miss this great time on the bay.

Boat leaves promptly at 6:00 PM
Please arrive 30 minutes before the departure time. Tour lasts 3 hours. A complimentary meal will be provided, however, if you are on a special diet, please bring your own food.
(Sorry, we do not take any special orders for food.)
To make your reservation:
By E-mail: laborfest [at]
Or call: (415) 642-8066
and leave (1) your name, (2) phone number and (3)number of people in your party. (We prefer e-mail.)
We will contact you to confirm your reservation. Then, you should mail a check ($45/person, children under 6 - free, 6 to 12 $25) to LaborFest, P.O.Box 40983, San Francisco, CA 94140.
We don’t send out tickets, but we will either e-mail or call you back to let you know that we received your check, and as soon as we receive your check, your reservation will be confirmed.
You will get your ticket at the pier before you get on the boat.
We will be gathering to the left of Pier 39, toward Pier 41 (Blue & Gold Fleet).
Please be there at least 30 minutes before departure time in order to go through paper work.
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Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 21, 2015 9:33AM
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