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LaborFest 2019: Charters & Privatization of Public Schools | SF
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LaborFest 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, 2019.
This year’s theme, Labor on the edge: Dystopia or a future for workers.
LaborFest this year celebrates the 85th anniversary of the San Francisco General Strike. The 1934 General Strike transformed San Francisco and the Bay Area into a strong union center in the United States. It also allowed hundreds of thousands of workers to join unions because of the collective power of the working people.
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Today, for the first time in decades, some union leaders, including the CWA AFA president Sarah Nelson, are calling for another general strike against the attacks on Federal workers and the entire working class.
This has also become the year of the teacher. Working people are on the move. For the first time in US history, hundreds of thousands of teachers, including in Oakland and Los Angeles, have been in the streets fighting for their rights and their students for a decent public education.
Working people are also organizing in San Francisco, including Anchor Steam workers, healthcare workers, and the VCA veterinarian workers. The need for unions is greater than ever, and despite efforts to stop workers from organizing, workers continue to join unions.
Our public education system is under dire threat as over 1300 charter schools in, California siphon off billions of dollars from public funds to privateers.
As a result of Proposition 39 written by billionaire Reed Hastings who owns Netflix, rooms and other facilities are being grabbed for charter schools, and co-locations are helping to wreck public schools throughout the state. The massive strike wave last year and this year is an historic step forward, and these mass worker actions have engaged the community and all working people.
This educational conference will look at the history of charters, how they are destroying public education and what teachers are doing to fight back to defend our public school system.
For registration or info, call: 415-533-5942
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