Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1946 General Strike
Strike when Woman
Retail Clerks fought
For the Right to
Organize a Union
Erected by Alameda Labor Council AFL-CIO.
Location. 37° 48.327′ N, 122° 16.277′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Frank H Ogawa Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA 94612, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of College of California (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles S. Greene Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Preservation Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Unitarian Church of Oakland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chabot Observatory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lafayette Square Timeline (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the wall of the Rotunda building. Frank H Ogawa Plaza is pedestrian traffic only.
Also see . . . 1946: The Oakland general strike - Stan Weir -- libcom.ort. Shortly before 5 a.m., Monday, December 3, 1946, the hundreds of workers passing through downtown Oakland on their way to work became witness to the police herding a fleet of scab trucks through the downtown area. The trucks contained commodities to fill the shelves of two major department stores whose clerks (mostly women) had long been on strike. (Submitted on March 31, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Civil Rights • Labor Unions •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.