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Laborfest: Privatization, the Port of Oakland and Labor
Date Tuesday July 16
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 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.
Privatization, the Port of Oakland and Labor

San Francisco used to be the largest port in Northern California. Over the last forty years, it has become a tourist trap instead of a working port. Is the same thing in store for the Port of Oakland?

The Oakland A’s baseball team, which is owned by John Fisher, who owns the GAP Corporation in San Francisco, wants to turn the Howard Terminal into a stadium, and build 4,000 $1 million dollar condos to finance the project.

Howard Terminal is a staging area for truckers, so they can stay off the streets of Oakland, and also is used for training of ILWU Local 10 longshore workers. There is a battle now shaping up about this development, and how it will affect maritime jobs as well as the gentrification of the historic African American community in West Oakland.

Fisher and his family also run the KIPP and Rocketship charter school chains, which is pushing privatization of education in San Francisco, Oakland, and throughout the country.

Initial Speakers: Gabriel Prawl, ILWU Local 52 President, Clarence Thomas, ILWU Local 10 Secretary Treasurer, retired; Jack Heyman, ILWU Local 10 former business agent

https://laborfest.net/event/privatization-the-port-of-oakland-and-labor/

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