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Labor Council Downtown Labor History Walk
September 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm
County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has announced that the 37,000 member council will be sponsoring a guided tour of the history of workers in Tacoma on Saturday, September 28th.
Tour guides will be Brian Kamens, Northwest Room, Tacoma Public Library, Patty Rose, Secretary Treasurer of the Pierce County Central Labor Council, and Ron Magden, Tacoma labor historian.
Participants will congregate by 1:00 pm at 19th and Pacific across from the Washington State History Museum.
The tour includes early labor sites like the Murray Morgan Bridge, site of a confrontation between lumber mill workers and the state militia in the mid-1930s, the site of the founding meeting in 1890 of the Tacoma Trades Council (9th and Pacific), the Federal Building (constructed 1910) the home of Letter Carriers and Postal Workers since then, and the old Baker Hotel (15th and Market), acquired and paid for by Tacoma unionists in 1941 and paid off in January 1943 — and lots more.
19th and Pacific