Bike Tour: Labor history

Bike Tour: Labor history

1934 picket line 6x11 300 dpiSun. Sept. 6, Noon, $15-50 sliding scale to benefit Shaping SF

From the pre-urban history of Indian Slavery to the earliest 8-hour day movement in the U.S., the ebb and flow of class war is traced. SF’s radical working class organizations are shaped in part by racist complicity in genocide and slavery, but from the 1870s to the 1940s there were dozens of epic battles between owners and workers, culminating in the 1934 General Strike and its aftermath. This is an entirely different look at San Francisco labor history during a four hour bike tour.

Photo: Striking longshore workers march on waterfront, May 1934.

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