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Labor in the 'Loin: Yesterday and Today

Please join us for an evening of exploring and celebrating the history of the labor movement in the Tenderloin. Union halls, the labor press, titanic battles with the city’s employers, and collaboration among unions and community organizations all inform this rich and colorful historical record. The neighborhood is home today to the city’s largest private sector union, UNITE HERE Local 2, as well as the country’s first union to receive government funds to counsel immigrant workers, SEIU Janitors’ Local 87.

Catherine Powell, Director of the Labor Archives at San Francisco State, will talk with us about the district’s deep vein of labor history. Olga Miranda, President of Local 87, will discuss her union’s current campaign for a fair contract. Work Tales (a worker oral histories project) will present an excerpt from their new theatrical production, Local 87 in the Spotlight, under the direction of Bill Shields of the City College Labor and Community Studies Department. 

The Tenderloin is one of the most fascinating neighborhoods in San Francisco. Join us to learn about labor’s part in weaving its rich tapestry of neighborhood life.

Event Details:
Tenderloin Museum
398 Eddy Street (@ Leavenworth)
Thursday December 3rd, Reception at 6:30pm, Program at 7pm

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