Flying Picket Historical Society discussion of the 1946 Oakland General Strike on KPFA's "Against the Grain"
Against the Grain
Tues 7.24.07| Shutting it Down
Not one but two historic citywide general strikes, in San Francisco and Oakland, are among the events memorialized at this year's LaborFest. Labor historian Louis Prisco and the ILWU's Jack Heyman share insights into the massive San Francisco General Strike of 1934. The contours and impact of the 1946 Oakland General Strike are described by labor activist Gifford Hartman.