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EarthQuake Events

July 15(Saturday) 10:00 AM Free
Earthquake and Labor walk
With building trades workers
Join SF building trades workers as they talk about the quake and the work they do today to build San Francisco and keep its history. What is life like for a unionized building trades worker today in San Francisco and what does “craft” mean and what does the apprentice program do to train young workers?
Meet at Harry Bridges Plaza - Front of Ferry Building
Embarcadero, San Francisco

July 16 (Sunday) 10:15 AM Boarding, 10:30 AM Departure
 $25.00 (Tickets are still available)
Labor Maritime Boat Tour
This year, the tour will focus on the San Francisco  Earthquake and Oakland General Strike with Lee Davis, Photographer Joseph Blum, CFT educator Fred Glass, ILWU member Jack Heyman and others. This boat history and cultural tour will look at the history of the San Francisco general strike, labor and the San Francisco earthquake and the 1946 Oakland general strike. We will also look at the new East Bay bridge construction and how it is being built.
To make your reservation, call: (415) 642-8066, and leave your 1) name (please spell it out), 2) number of your reservation, and 3) your phone number. You should also send a check to LaborFest, P.O., Box 40983, San Francisco, CA 94140.
You can also contact us by e-mail:
Meet at Terminal E (south side of the ferry building), San Francisco
Boat leaves promptly at 10:30 AM

Tour lasts 3 hours
Some food and refreshments will be available on board

July 22 (Saturday) 10:00 AM Free
Labor Power, Politics and the Rebuilding of San Francisco:A walk in downtown San Francisco
By Historian David Giesen
Join this quick paced walking tour of labor and political history sites of San Francisco. Giesen will tie the buildings to the history and how politics played an important role in the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Learn about the Progressive period and how this figured into politics and labor in the early 20th century.
Meet at Dewey Monument in the center of Union Square. More info: (415) 948-4265

July 29 (Saturday) 10:00 AM  $15.00
WPA and Earthquake Bus Tour (Tickets are still available)
With Gray Brechin & Harvey Smith
Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of historic sites built by unionized labor. You will learn about the major contribution workers made during the depression era of the New Deal program. They will also talk about the politics of the period of the earthquake and the role of organized labor in the earthquake and during the WPA.
Co-sponsored by UTU Local 1740

9:30 AM - Assemble at Aquatic Park
10:00 AM - Depart for Rincon Annex - View lobby and Murals; View Treasure Island (across the bay)
10:30 AM - Depart for Sunshine School (Bryant & 25th) via the old Federal Building - View interior of Sunshine School           
11:15 AM - Depart for the Former SF State Normal School/UC Extension Campus           
12:30 PM - Depart for Beach Chalet - View mural, mosaics and wood carvings, and have a beer or soda           
2:30 PM - Return to Aquatic Park
(Times are approximate, depending on traffic and how long we talk to the horses.)
Meet at the bottom corner of Aquatic Park, Hyde & Jefferson
(Reservation required: call (415) 642-8066 or e-mail:
Make reservation and send check to LaborFest, P.O. Box 40983, SF, CA 94140

(Sandwiches and drink will be available on the bus.)
Bus will be back at Hyde & Jefferson
Tour lasts 4 ~5 hours

July 30 (Sunday) 10:00AM Free
Cable Car Tour
On Bricklayers and The SF Earthquake
Join San Francisco union bricklayers as we see the city and learn about the role of union workers who rebuilt the city after the quake and maintain it today.
All seats are taken, however, you can show up for any possible cancellation of reservations.)
Meet at the corner of Mission and Steuart (one block away from the ferry building.)
The location has been moved from the ferry building due to the marathon on this morning.
Sponsored by B.A.C. Local 3

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