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Labor Fights Back - San Francisco's LaborFest

Original post made by Carol Brouillet, Barron Park, on Jun 29, 2011

For eighteen years, Labor Fest, an annual labor cultural arts festival, has commemorated the 1934 General Strike. This year’s Labor Fest, entitled, “Labor Fights Back From Egypt to Wisconsin and San Francisco” will also commemorate the 150th anniversary of the US civil war and the role of slavery in California, the 125th anniversary of May Day, and the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Fire In New York where 146 mostly immigrant Jewish and Italian garment workers perished in a fire.

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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Hey Carole: Will you be handing out pamphlets about how the U.S. government conspired to blow up WTC7?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

How about celebrating the right to join a union or not? Without compulsory membership, unions would be more interested in the workers and less interested in political campaigns. The best trade union I ever belonged to was District 50, UMWA, an open shop union with about 75% membership.


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