Forty Years as a Union Militant: Class Struggle on the Waterfront

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 00:00 to 03:00

Jack Heyman spent decades as a militant trade unionist-first as a member of the National Maritime Union (the American seaman's union) and then in the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in San Francisco.

Brother Heyman played a key role in a series of important and successful actions-from a 1984 boycott of South African apartheid cargo, to a 1999 port shutdown in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal, to a historic 2008 anti-war strike that tied up shipping on the entire U.S. west coast, to the October 2010 port shutdown to demand justice for Oscar Grant, the victim of a racist police execution.

Come hear this outstanding militant share his experiences and draw the lessons of many important working-class struggles. This history is particularly valuable today as the international labor movement faces a vicious assault on the historic gains won by previous generations.

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Alana Clarke

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