When: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Rosie the Riveter Museum Visitor Center, 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite #3000 (Oil House), Richmond, CA 94804

During World War II unions played a major role in ensuring production for the war effort ran smoothly, especially in comparison with the pre-war years, which in California were marked by major battles between labor and capital. The medium of film was enlisted, both in Hollywood, and in less glamorous settings, to persuade workers to join unions and keep working. We will watch two films made by unions: an animated film directed by Warner Brothers luminary Chuck Jones, "Hell Bent for Election," made for the Roosevelt reelection effort in 1944 by the United Auto Workers; and "How You Are Served", by Shipyard Laborers Local 882, introducing the union to new members.

Fred Glass was the communications director for the California Federation of Teachers for nearly thirty years before retiring in 2017. He teaches labor history in the Labor and Community Studies Department, City College of San Francisco, where he is a member of AFT Local 2121. He wrote and directed Golden Lands, Working Hands (1999) a ten-part video series on the history of the California labor movement. His book, From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement, was published by the University of California Press in 2016.

*Reservations for seats must be made in advance, by phone. Please call (510) 232-5050 x0. For groups larger than 24 visitors, special arrangements are required.