53 Days, Locals on Stage

Hotel workers tell their story. 
The rich history of organized labor in the Tenderloin includes that of today's largest San Francisco private sector union. UNITE HERE Local 2 represents approximately 12,000 hotel and restaurant workers in San Francisco and northern San Mateo county. Members of the union will read excerpts from the play, 53 Days - Local 2 on Stage, and discuss the 2004 hotel industry lockout and strike which it depicts. 

 Come see a section of this production and talk to the workers about their experience on the picket line and the proscenium. 53 Days, Local 2 on Stage is a docudrama re-creation about labor rights and speaks to the workers about their experience on the picket line. Join us for an evening celebrating the history of the labor movement in the Tenderloin.

Presented by Bill Shields, the Chair of Labor and Community Studies at City College of San Francisco, and the director of the oral history theater project, "Work Tales".