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LaborFest 2019: Labor Maritime History Boat Tour | SF

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Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 5:45 pm | Cost: $45
Pier 41 | Pier 41, 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.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
2019 LaborFest | July 2-31

Join the best labor maritime boat trip in the world as we go to historical sites on the bay and the Oakland container port. We will hear about our working class history, and how the SF General Strike helped shape the character of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Labor historians Gray Brechin, Harvey Schwartz, Harvey Smith, Lawrence Shoup and labor photographer Joseph Blum will speak. We will hear about union organizing struggles facing labor and our communities today.

July 14 is the birthday of troubadour Woody Guthrie and the 230th anniversary of Bastille Day. Labor musicians will sing out about the struggles of working people and you can join in. There will also be a meal making this the best happening in San Francisco. Come one, come all and experience of our great bay maritime tour.

5:45 PM Boarding, 6:00 PM Departure
Boat leaves promptly at 6:00 PM
Please arrive 30 minutes before the boarding time. Tour lasts 3 hours.
A complimentary meal will be provided, however, if you are on a special diet, please bring your own food. (Sorry, we do not take any special orders for food.)


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Cost: $45
Categories: *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Lectures & Workshops, Political Activism, San Francisco Bay Area
Venue: Pier 41
Address: Pier 41, San Francisco, CA

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