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The San Francisco General Strike


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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco General Strike. The strike changed the face of organized labor in the Bay Area and throughout the United States, and had enormous impact on San Francisco city politics and culture. On this Labor Day, we present a pre-recorded broadcast assessing the legacy of the San Francisco General Strike.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Dick Meister, freelance writer, columnist and co-author of a history of farm labor titled "A Long Time Coming"
  • Harvey Schwartz, curator of the ILWU Oral History Collection and author of "Solidarity Stories: An Oral History of the ILWU"
  • William Issel, professor emeritus of history at San Francisco State University, visiting professor of history at Mills College and coordinator of the Bay Area Labor History Workshop

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