Labor History Talks Series

The Labor History Talks Series is held in proud partnership by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. We are dedicated to bringing together top academics to discuss the nuances and history of the labor movement, particularly with regard to maritime history.


Upcoming Talks:


June 2, 2024, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Jim and Phillip Chiao will be here to talk about a book that they’ve published, The Price of Salmon, which compiles the Max Stern articles about cannery labor. Tickets available soon!



Past talks:

“Labor Under Siege,” Harvey Schwartz in conversation with Robert Cherny. March 24, 2024.

“‘Where’s Pete Panto’?: Memory and Commemoration of a Murdered Dock Worker and Labor Activist” by Joseph Sciorra, Ph.D., October 29, 2023.

“Harry Bridges: Labor Radical, Labor Legend” A conversation with Professor Robert Cherny and Harvey Schwartz, Ph.D., July 9, 2023.