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2020 Calendar in press

July 20, 2019

2020.cal.coverThe 2020 Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar is on the press, and begins shipping in the next few days.

This year we recall the 50th anniversary of the 1970 postal workers wildcat strike, and of public sector workers’ struggles more generally. Sixteen photos mark struggles from South Africa to California, including strikes by Chicago teachers relegated to second-class teaching positions in segregated schools in the 1960s, a cross-border rally by Mexican and US workers against NAFTA, one of the last strikes by unionized foremen before they lost their collective bargaining rights under the infamous Taft-Hartley act, a protest by unemployed workers demanding the 6-hour day, and striking agricultural workers in California from 1913 to the lettuce strikes of the 1970s. These strikes won union rights, challenged segregation and discrimination, called for international labor solidarity, and asserted our dignity and our right to control the conditions of our labor. They were concrete manifestations of workers’ power, and of the possibilities of building a new world based on solidarity.

We invite you to remember these struggles, and to reflect on the possibilities for reviving a labor movement committed to solidarity, and to a vision of justice and workplace democracy. The Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar has been published by the Hungarian Literature Fund since 1985 to inspire greater labor solidarity and preserve the memory of workers’ struggles around the world.

The 2020 calendar is 11 by 17 inches (open, folds to 8 1/2 by 11), with a color cover and black and white insides. It is union-printed. Copies are $12.95 each, post-paid, in the U.S. and Canada ($14.95 in the rest of the world); a bundle of 5 to the same address is $38.95. Please inquire for bulk rates.

Copies can be ordered at http://joehill100.com (where we also list a variety of Joe Hill- and other Wobbly-related books, t-shirts, buttons, CDs, and other items), or by sending a check to IWW Hungarian Literature Fund, PO Box 42531, Philadelphia PA 19101.

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