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San Francisco Waterfront Labor History Walk | SoMa

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Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Hills Brothers Coffee Building | 75 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA



2013 LaborFest | July 2-31

San Francisco Waterfront Labor History Walk | SoMaLaborFest is an annual festival celebrating the history and culture of working people through film, art, lectures, and exhibits all over the Bay Area from July 2-31, 2013.

The festival commemorates the anniversary of 1934′s “Bloody Thursday” when two workers were shot and killed in San Francisco for supporting the longshoremen and maritime workers strike. The incident brought about the San Francisco General Strike.

Saturday, July 20, 2013
San Francisco Waterfront Labor History Walk | 2013 LaborFest | July 2-31

San Francisco Waterfront Labor History Walk | SoMaThere are many stories to be told about labor struggles in San Francisco. This story is about the maritime industry from 1835 until the burning of the blue book in 1934.

Join a San Francisco waterfront labor history walk with Lawrence Shoup and Peter O’Driscoll.

Labor historian Larry Shoup will talk about the history of the 1901 transportation workers strike, which included the Teamsters, and was smashed by the San Francisco police.

This strike, in part, led to the formation of the San Francisco Union Labor Party, which in 1905, swept the election and took control of the city.

Meet at 75 Folsom St. at the entrance of the Hills Brothers Coffee building.


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Address: 75 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA

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