The Bay Area Labor History Workshop exists to spread the word about new perspectives in labor and working class history by bringing together trade unionists, social justice activists, teachers, students, and scholars. Founded in 1980, the Workshop continues its program of Sunday afternoon meetings, which feature presentations of work in progress, followed by discussions in a critical, friendly environment at members' homes.
Workshop members involve themselves in several important community projects, including the Copra Crane History Project at Pier 84, Islais Creek; labor history walking tours for various history conventions; the bay water tours sponsored by LaborFest; the Southwest Labor Studies Association; the Storyline Committee advising the planners of the San Francisco Museum of History at the Old Mint. Several members serve on the Advisory Board of the Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University. The workshop welcomes new members.
Site design by Conor M. Casey, 2009. Labor Donated.