Tuesday, February 26
University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105
This event will be livestreamed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7pm PST at https://youtu.be/T9fmejqhqzo.
100 years ago today, 100,000 workers in Seattle struck. They not only shut the city down, they ran the city for five days, from February 6–11. In a country that has one of the richest, yet often forgotten, histories of class struggle in the world, one of the best examples that showed U.S. workers power is the Seattle General Strike of 1919.
Today, in the recent aftermath of the inspiring Los Angeles teachers strike victory and as we approach the one-year anniversary of the West Virginia teachers strike which sparked a Red State teacher’s rebellion of strikes in multiple states, workers of all types would do well to seriously study the lessons to be learned from what happened in Seattle 100 years ago.
Join us for a discussion about this critical moment in Seattle’s history and the lessons socialists can apply to our organizing today.
Resources about the Seattle general strike: