This collection is arranged in sixteen folders with attention paid to original order and grouping
upon arrival to the Labor Archives. Each folder lists a subject heading and contains several
subheadings listed in the descriptive guide. Photographers and identified individuals are also
documented in each folder. Subheadings are provided to aid researchers in a more detailed
description of images in each folder.
The San Francisco Strike officially began on November 6, 1968 when the Black Student Union
in conjunction with the Third World Liberation Front called for a mass student strike in protest
to the suspension of English instructor and Black Panther Party member George Murray. San
Francisco State AFT faculty went on strike on January 6, 1969. Strike issues ranged from
long standing grievances over workloads to more immediate matters of threatened civil
liberties and academic freedom. The faculty strike lasted two months and was the longest
teacher's strike in the history of California to that date. For further information on the history
of the UPC or other UPC/AFT documents relating to the strike please refer to the Timothy J.
Sampson Collection Accession no. 1987/59 in the Descriptive Guide for the textual
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Collection is open for research.