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|Laborfest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk|
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|Date||Saturday July 28|
|Time||12:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Meet at the fountain in Latham Square, 1611 Telegraph, at the intersection where Telegraph and Broadway converge, across from the Rotunda Building (Oakland City Center/12th St. BART).|
Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk
With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society.
This year is the 72nd anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that spontaneously began with rank and file solidarity with the striking, mostly women retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores, where picket lines were broken by police-escorted scabs. Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the East Bay for 54 hours. In 1946 there were six general strikes across the U.S.; that year set the all-time record year for strikes and work stoppages. The Oakland “Work Holiday” was the last general strike to ever occur in the U.S. This walk and history talk will attempt to keep alive the memory of this tradition of community-wide working class solidarity.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 24th, 2018 9:42 PM