General Strike Events
July 17 (Saturday) 10:30 PM (Free) Meet at Harry Bridges Plaza - Front of Ferry Building, SF
San Francisco General Strike Walk
Join a walk with historian Luis Prisco, ILWU Local 10 longshoreman Jack Heyman and others. This walk and history talk will look at the causes of the ‘34 General Strike and why it was successful. How was the strike organized and why are the issues in that strike still relevant to working people today? Also you will walk by the key historical sites in this important US labor struggle. Bring your lunch with you.
Be prepared for a long walk.
Please sign-up for this tour by calling Louis Prisco at 415-841-1254,
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 20 (Tuesday) 6:30 PM (Free) ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt Room - 400 North Point St., SF
Screening of Bloody Thursday on the 1934 San Francisco General Strike
The 1934 San Francisco longshore strike which launched a general strike as a result of the murder of two workers Nicolas Bordoise a striking seaman and Howard Sperry a strike supporter in San Francisco and 4 other workers up and down the West Coast. This forum will screen the film and follow it up with a discussion on the lessons of this strike for today.