Tour / Walk



  • July 1 @ 12:00 pm
    at Meet at 518 Valencia Street

    Labor History Bike Tour

    Sliding scale $15 - $50 | by Chris Carlsson | Benefiting shaping San Francisco. This is an entirely different look, during a four-hour bike tour, at San Francisco labor history.




  • July 8 @ 2:00 pm
    at Fort Point

    Walk – The Building and Labor Struggles at Fort Point

    Free | with Matthew Britten | Participants of the walk will learn about the construction of Fort Point and Alcatraz through the eyes of the workers who did the work.




  • July 8 @ 4:00 pm
    at Harry Bridges Plaza Tower

    SF General Strike Walk

    Free | with Gifford Hartman | How was the strike organized and why are the issues from that strike still relevant to working people today? We will view some of the key historical sites in this important US labor struggle.




  • July 9 @ 10:00 am
    at Bill Graham Auditorium

    WPA Bus Tour

    $25 | with Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith | Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of sites built by the New Deal’s “alphabet soup” agencies. You will learn about the major contribution government-paid workers made during the depression- era New Deal pro...




  • July 9 @ 12:00 pm
    at Marine Firemen’s Hall

    Irish Labor History Walk

    Free | with IBEW electrician Peter O’Driscoll | This tour will focus on the history of San Francisco’s famed waterfront and the role of its Irish and Irish-American workers, leaders, and martyrs. It will also include the cases of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings who faced a labor frame-up in the P...




  • July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    at ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt Room

    Longshore Work, Automation, Technology and the Future of Our Work and Lives

    Free | The drive to automate the docks and the maritime industry is moving forward rapidly and, in some European ports, the transfer of cargo has been automated forcing thousands of longshore workers out of the industry.




  • July 15 @ 10:00 am
    at 75 Folsom St.

    SF Waterfront Labor History Walk 1835-1934

    Free | with Lawrence Shoup and Peter O’Driscoll | There are many stories about labor struggles in San Francisco. The walk will focus on the maritime industry from 1835 until the burning of the blue book in 1934. Also, labor historian Larry Shoup will discuss the history of the 1901 transportation ...




  • July 16 @ 9:45 am
    at Coit Tower

    Coit Tower Mural Walk

    Free | with Peter O’Driscoll and Harvey Smith | In the past few years there has been a growing community effort to defend the Coit Tower murals from leaking water and to stop plans for privatization of the site. This led to the critical renovation of the murals on their 80th anniversary. They were...




  • July 16 @ 10:00 am
    at San Bruno Mountain Watch Office

    San Bruno Mountain Wilderness Walk

    Free | with David Schooley | Labor unionists and environmentalists both confront the same commercial interests. In 1968, David Schooley chained himself to a bulldozer at the foot of the San Bruno Mountain. The activism of David and many other community members were crucial in protecting much of the ...




  • July 16 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
    at Pier 41

    Building Bridges and Labor Maritime History Boat Tour

    Adult / $45, children 6 to 12 / $25, under 6 / free | Join the best labor maritime trip in the world. Learn about the great labor history of the Bay Area, from the 1934 Maritime Strike, which help shape the charactor of San Francisco to the effort to save the EPA to ensure the Bay stay clean.




  • July 22 @ 10:00 am
    at Main Berkeley Post Office

    WPA Berkeley Walk

    Free | with Harvey Smith | This walk will explore the “New Deal nexus” in Berkeley that includes Berkeley High School, the Community Theater, Civic Center Park, Post Office art, the old UC Press Building (now being repurposed as the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive), and the old Farm...




  • July 22 @ 10:00 am
    at One Market St.

    Tom Mooney and Preparedness Day Bombing Walk

    Free | with Gifford Hartman and David Duckworth | During this walking tour, we visit several sites, which were integral to the unfolding of events following a bomb explosion on Steuart Street at Market Street on July 22, 1916. With fervor building to engage the United States in the war in Europe, bu...




  • July 29 @ 12:00 pm
    at Latham Square

    Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk

    Free | with Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society | This year is the 70th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking - mostly women - retail c...




  • July 30 @ 10:00 am
    at ILWU Sculpture

    Walk: Labor Politics and Architecture of San Francisco

    Free | with Brad Wiedmaier, SEIU 2015 member & architectural historian | San Francisco has a rich political and labor history that is also connected to its buildings. In this history-by-the-buildings walk, Brad Wiedmaier will outline artifacts and events, and their connections to San Francisco’s p...