San Rafael march in support of San Francisco Typographical Union Local 21

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KQED News report from July 27th 1970 in San Rafael (Marin County, California), featuring views of a march in support of the San Francisco Typographical Union Local 21 which went on strike at the Marin Independent Journal in January 1970, in a dispute marked by riots, vandalism, firebombings and murder. Note that this labor dispute dragged on until fall 1971, when the union lost an election at the paper. United Farm Workers (UFW) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) can be seen taking part in the march. Also includes scenes from a speech by Cesar Chavez in which he emphasizes the need for worker solidarity and boycotts. Thanks to the Labor Archives and Research Center in San Francisco for providing us with the historical background to this TV newsfilm.

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archival news film
16mm color co-magnetic sound film
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KQN 3496

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