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Laborfest: SF 1934 General Strike Walk
Saturday, July 07, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet at Harry Bridges Plaza Tower, Embarcadero at Market St., in front of the Ferry Building. Embarcadero BART station.
Walk – San Francisco General Strike.Join the walk with Gifford Hartman. Laborfest was formed 25 years ago to commemorate the 1934 general strike that made San Francisco a union town, and together with the 1934 General Strikes in Minneapolis and Toledo, made possible in 1935, the passage of the Social Security and Unemployment Insurance Act, and the legalizing of the right to organize labor unions with the Wagner Act. See https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v66n1/v66n1p1.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Labor_Relations_Act (Wagner Act) Eighty-four years ago at this location, a great battle took place by workers and residents of San Francisco against the police and National Guard. 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 from that strike still relevant to working people today? We will also view some of the key historical sites in this important U.S. labor struggle. See also: http://www.laborfest.net/wp/event/walk-san-francisco-general-strike/
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 17, 2018 12:30PM