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90th Anniversary of 1934 Big Strike

Friday, July 5, 2024, 7:30 PM until 10:00 PM
518 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA  94110
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San Francisco LaborFest
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT, FREE
Ninety years ago. San Francisco’s class relations were transformed by the General Strike. This commemorative event “Bloody Thursday” (this year it’s on Friday), when police shot more than five dozen and killed two strikers, catalyzing a spontaneous work stoppage that paralyzed most of the Bay Area. (the “official” General Strike only lasted 4 days). Learn how the 34 strike canoes through history and the International Longshore and warehouse Union. This represents an essential example of 20th century labor history, Automation, multi-tiered and solidarity among waterfront workers continue to shape our work today, whether port workers, UPS and us in between and at either end of this complex system.

Joel Schor – former sailor and current ILWU Local 10 member
Samantha Levens – International Transport Federation Inspector No. Cal and IBU Member
Gifford Hartman – Labor Educator

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