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CWA AFA Rallies Against Shutdown, SF SEIU 1021 Issues And 1919 Seattle Gen Strike
by WorkWeek Radio
Tuesday Feb 12th, 2019 10:18 PM
WorkWeek Radio looks at the CWA AFA plan for rallies on February 16, 2019 against the attacks on public workers and calls for a general strike. It also examines the attacks on SEIU 1021 CCSF workers including privatization and outsourcing. WorkWeek also discusses the 1919 Seattle general strike and the relevance today with labor historian Robert Ovetz
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WorkWeek reports on the call by the Airline Flight Attendants for national protests at airports on February 16, 2019 to protest government shutdowns, health and safety conditions in the airline industry and the attacks on working people. Next WorkWeek discusses the growing attacks on San Francisco City and County SEIU 1021 members through privatization and outsourcing. We interview Brenda Barros who is SEIU 1021 SF General Hospital Chair.
Next we look at the history and lessons of the Seattle General Strike in 1919. We hear from labor historian Robert Orvetz who is author of "When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921"
Additional media:
Union Chief Calls for General Strike if Trump Shuts Down Government on Saturday
History Making: Seattle General Strike
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§Seattle Strikers During 1919 General Strike
by WorkWeek Radio Tuesday Feb 12th, 2019 10:18 PM
The Seattle general strike lasted for five days.
§Seattle General Strike Involved 100,000 Workers
by WorkWeek Radio Tuesday Feb 12th, 2019 10:18 PM
The Seattle general strike in 1919 involved over 100,000 workers and these workers organized the feeding of over 30,000 every day.
§Anna Louise Strong Supported The Strike
by WorkWeek Radio Tuesday Feb 12th, 2019 10:18 PM
Labor supporter and socialist Anna Louise Strong supported the general strike in Seattle

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