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LaborFest 2019: The U.S. Fight Against Outsourcing | SF

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
ILWU Local 34 Hall | 801 2nd St., San Francisco, CA

2019 LaborFest | July 2-31

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.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
2019 LaborFest | July 2-31

The destruction of our public services and privatization of public education is a serious issue for all working people. The US Post Office, Social Security, the FAA, NRC, and many other Federal and State agencies are threatened with privatization and outsourcing.

In San Francisco, the privatization of SF City jobs and the outsourcing of public jobs at UCSF and UC is an ongoing battle for workers and their unions.
This conference will discuss how workers from all public service unions can come together for education and a national political education campaign to stop privatization and outsourcing.

This is not just a US issue but a critical issue as well for working people throughout the world. The world corporate economic institutions, including the IMF and World Bank, both controlled by the US government, have demanded that countries privatize their public services and deregulate their economies in order to get loans.
This conference will have reports on privatization and outsourcing in San Francisco, the US, and around the world.

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Categories: *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Lectures & Workshops, Political Activism, San Francisco Bay Area
Address: 801 2nd St., San Francisco, CA

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