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Laborfest: Labor Strikes & the California Railroads
Date Thursday July 25
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
Location Details
California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco
Montgomery St BART
Labor Strikes & the California Railroads

Please reserve prior to the event. Info: 415-357-1848
Presentation by Gordon H. Chang and Laurence H. Shoup.

Join us for presentations that focus on important labor strikes that occurred during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and those that followed. Examples include the historic eight-day strike that stopped construction of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1867 and the 1894 Pullman strike. California was the second most important center of this nationwide strike, which saw armed workers take over sections of the Southern Pacific line in the state. This was part of a giant struggle for an industrial union in the nation’s most important industry.

Sponsored by California Historical Society

See also: https://my.californiahistoricalsociety.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1596
https://laborfest.net/event/labor-strikes-the-california-railroads/

Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 20th, 2019 7:08 AM

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