[act-ma] “Bloody Thursday” A documentary about the 1934 Pacific Waterfront Strike - Militant Labor Forum, Friday, Feb. 3

Boston Militant Labor Forum bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 29 11:58:55 PST 2012



(A continuación en español)

The Militant Labor Forum presents:
 
“Bloody Thursday”
A
documentary about the 1934 Pacific Waterfront Strike
 
   “Bloody Thursday”
is the story ofthe story of how West Coast
dockworkers overcame huge obstacles to form their union, today known as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.The film covers the Pacific Waterfront Strike of 1934, in which
longshoremen up and down the West Coast fought for their rights against the
forces of shipping companies, politicians and police arrayed against them.
   Today members of the ILWU in Longview, WA, are gaining support in their
fight to beat back union-busting by the company EGT, which has refused to hire
union members on their grain dock despite the union’s contract covering the
whole port. Increased publicity and growing labor solidarity have strengthened
the union’s battle against the eight-month lockout. Hear a brief
presentation about this current battle after the film.
             
Friday,
February 3, 7:30pm
 
Militant Labor Forum Hall  
13 Bennington Street, 2nd floor,
 East Boston,
MA 02128
617-569-9169 or email: bostonmlf at yahoo.com  
Suggested
Donation: $5 • Traducción al español 
     
Visit themilitant.com and pathfinderpress.com for news, analysis, books and pamphlets.
By train, take the blue line to Maverick Station and walk
down Meridian about 5 blocks to Bennington, by Liberty Plaza.
 
 
 
El Foro
‘Militant Labor’ presenta:
“Jueves Sangriento” 
(Bloody Thursday)
Un
documental sobre la huelga de 
trabajadores portuarios en el Pacífico en 1934
   “Bloody Thursday”
(Jueves Sangriento) es la historia de cómo los trabajadores portuarios de la
costa oeste superaron obstáculos enormes de formar su unión, conocida hoy como
la ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union). La película cubre la
huelga de 1934, en la cual los obreros portuarios arriba y abajo de la costa
oeste lucharon para sus derechos contra las fuerzas de los patrones navieras,
los politicos, y la policía.
   Hoy en día el sindicato de
trabajadores portuarios (ILWU) está ganando apoyo  a su lucha para derrotar la campaña antisindical de la empresa
EGT, la cual se ha negado a contratar miembros del sindicato para trabajar en su
terminal de granos a pesar del contrato sindical existente que cubre a todo el
puerto. La creciente publicidad y solidaridad obrera ha fortalecido la lucha
del sindicato contra un cierre patronal que ya lleva ocho meses. Escucheuna breve presentación sobre esta batalla actual después de la película.
 
Viernes, 3 de febrero, 7:30pm
Militant Labor Forum Hall  
13 Bennington Street, 2nd floor,
 East Boston,
MA 02128
617-569-9169 or email: bostonmlf at yahoo.com  
Suggested
Donation: $5 • Traducción al español 
     
Visit themilitant.com and pathfinderpress.com for news, analysis, books and pamphlets.
By train, take the blue
line to Maverick Station and walk down Meridian about 5 blocks to Bennington,
by Liberty Plaza.
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