Title: SFLC Program Meeting: Special LaborFest Book Readings
Location: Plumbers Hall ~ 1621 Market Street, SF
Start Time: 6:00 PM
TAKE IT FROM THE WORKERS WHO BUILT EVERYTHING
Book readings by Bob Mattacola and Harvey Schwartz
Want to hear from a carpenter who lived through the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire and then helped rebuild the city over the next three years? Want to hear from workers who braved great heights, dangerous job conditions, and harsh weather to build the Golden Gate Bridge between 1933 and 1937? Then join us as we read from our new books at a special LaborFest/San Francisco Labor Council educational meeting at the Plumbers Local 38 Hall on July 25.
Bob’s volume, GEORGE W. FARRIS DIARIES: A DAILY DIARY OF A UNION CARPENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO FROM JANUARY 1902-1910, chronicles the day to day trials and triumphs of one of the Bay City’s early Carpenters Local 22 members. Harvey’s book, BUILDING THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE: A WORKERS’ ORAL HISTORY, allows ironworkers, electricians, elevator constructors, laborers and others to describe their sometimes harrowing and sometimes tragic experiences in their own words. Even the nurses who cared for the injured get their say.
Both books were produced by union printers. Copies will be available to you at the event.