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Laborfest: Nordic Workers, Union & Labor Rights
Date Tuesday July 24
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
Location Details
ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Across 2d St from baseball stadium. Diagonally across King St from MoMo’s Restaurant. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation as follows:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station, go to stadium side of King St, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to 2d Street, then 1 blocks south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side; 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to 2d Street, then walk 2 block South on 2d to King St, cross King Street to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
10 bus which runs from 24th and Potrero, on Rhode Island to 26th St, on Cesar Chavez St to Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, DeHaro, Rhode Island at 16th St, on Townsend to Second Street AND from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at 2d Street and Townsend, then 1 block south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side. 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium.
Nordic Workers, Union and Labor Rights – by Jordin Williams

American-Swedish trade unionist Jordin Williams will discuss how workers are organized across the Nordic spectrum: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. He will give a Powerpoint presentation to discuss labor rights and labor laws and the issues that they face. The rights of Swedish workers on the job allow greater unionization and solidarity than is allowed under U.S. laws. While the rate of unionization has dropped from 80% to 70%, it is still far greater than the unionization in the U.S. where over 12,000 workers are fired every year for even trying to form a union. European unions and labor rights are under attack by companies, as in the case of airline Ryanair’s use of foreign temporary workers.
See also:
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/8/eu-law-puts-a-dent-in-scandinavian- labor-organizing.html
http://www.laborfest.net/wp/event/nordic-workers-union-and-labor-rights/

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