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Laborfest: Trotskyists on Trial
Date Sunday July 15
Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
Location Details
518 Valencia, San Francisco. 16th St BART.
Book Reading – Trotskyists on Trial
By Donna T. Haverty-Stacke
The 1934 Minneapolis Teamster general strike coincided with the San Francisco General Strike. After the Minneapolis strike, the government, the companies and more conservative union officials sought to go after the leadership of the Teamster Local 544 for organizing the strike and fighting against corporate unionism. Donna T. Haverty-Stacke, who is associate professor at Hunter College in New York, has written an important work of this trial and period. Haverty-Stacke will discuss the lessons of this trial and how the leadership was removed and replaced by a more compliant union that was interested in working with the companies and government to blacklist the leaders of the general strike.

Laborfest began in 1993 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

See also:
http://www.laborfest.net/wp/event/book-reading-trotskyists-on-trial/

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 19th, 2018 7:23 AM
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