Home » Bike It, Fairs & Festivals, History, Lectures & Workshops, Outdoors, San Francisco Bay Area, Sports & Wellness
LaborFest 2018: Labor History Four-Hour Bike Tour | SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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.
> View LaborFest 2019
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.
The pre-urban history of Indian Slavery up until the earliest 8-hour day movement in the U.S., the ebb and flow of class war will be traced in this four-hour bike ride.
SF’s radical working class organizations are shaped in part by racist complicity in genocide and slavery. From the 1870s to the 1940s there are dozens of epic battles between owners and workers, culminating in the 1934 General Strike and its aftermath.
This is an entirely different look, during a four-hour bike tour, at San Francisco labor history. For more information: (415) 608-9035
*Sliding scale from $15-50
Categories: Bike It
, Fairs & Festivals
, Lectures & Workshops
, San Francisco Bay Area
, Sports & Wellness
Address: 518 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA