Labor History Bike Tour

From the pre-urban history of Indian Slavery to the earliest 8-hour day movement in the US, 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 are dozens of epic battles between owners and workers, culminating in the 1934 General Strike and its aftermath. This is an entirely different look, during a four hour bike tour, at San Francisco labor history.

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Labor History Bike Tour

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"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 are dozens of epic battles between […]

ShapingSF: Labor History Bike Tour

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From ShapingSF: Labor history 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 are dozens […]

Shaping SF: Labor History Bike Tour

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From shapingsf.org: Labor history Sunday, April 29, noon / Saturday, July 7, noon Shaping San Francisco co-director Chris Carlsson conducts 4-hour historical tours of San Francisco by bicycle. Bring a snack and water — we don’t stop for food! 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 […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week is packed full of stimulating discussions to work your brain, and wraps up with the last Sunday Streets of the season to work your body. The Labor History Bike Tour will do a little of both! Here are the week’s highlights. Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Job sprawl and the polycentric megaregion. Is the […]