The Watsonville Canning Strike – Peter Shapiro (March 17th, 7pm, Berkeley)

Presentation by Peter Shapiro
Labor activist and author of the book “Song of the Stubborn One Thousand”
Followed by discussion

Thirty years ago, Watsonville, California was the “frozen food capital of the world.” In September 1985, 1000 mostly Mexican women workers at the town’s largest plant were forced out on strike when the owner tried to bust their union. Few, if any, of the women had any strike experience. Their local union  was barely functioning. But they organized themselves, held out for 18 months, forced the plant owner into bankruptcy, and won a contract from the new owner after a five day wildcat strike.

Saturday, March 17, 7PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM
South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St., Berkeley
(near Ashby BART)

Requested cash donation: $5.00
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

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