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Laborfest: S.F. 1934 General Strike
Date Friday July 05
Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Location Details
SF Maritime Museum 499 Jefferson St. at Hyde St, SF, (415) 447-5000, near Aquatic Park public beach for swimming, foot of Hyde Street Cable Car. Buses: 8X, 30, 47 and F Muni Metro.
Labor History: The Longshoremen’s And General Strikes Of 1934
With Park Ranger Peter Kasin
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park observes the 85th anniversary of “Bloody Thursday,” when three waterfront workers on strike were shot, with two of them killed, Nicholas Bordoise and Howard Sperry, on Thursday, July 5, 1934, during riots that broke out when city officials tried to open the SF port by force. Join Park Ranger Peter Kasin in the Visitor Center for a talk on what was the largest strike in West Coast history, and on its famed strike leader Harry Bridges. Photographic panels and books on the strike will be displayed. You are invited to ask questions, comment on the strike and on the role of labor unions and strikes today.

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 (Wagner Act)

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