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UNION BEER TASTING AND CELEBRATION

IN COLLABORATION WITH FAIR STATE BREWING COOPERATIVE, UNITE-HERE LOCAL 17, AND ESB (EAST SIDE BAR)

Saturday, June 11, 2022, 4:30-6:30pm

On our beautiful front lawn

1105 Greenbrier Street

No entrance fee, but donations are invited

info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org  and  651-207-4926

These have been challenging — and exciting — times for the labor movement.  The pandemic has revealed the deep inequities which shape the lives of workers, from safety protocols and work schedules to pay and health benefits.  But these challenges have also prompted workers, especially young workers, to organize, particularly in industries which have seen little union presence in the past.  Every day, we hear about new campaigns and elections at Starbucks, Apple, Amazon, Activision, and more.  While the old brewing industry was long a bastion of unions, the proliferation of “micro” and “craft” breweries has spawned a large number of smaller employers, and they and their workers are now making labor history, too.

Join us on our front lawn to learn the inspiring local story of the Fair State Brewing Cooperative and their workers, now members of UNITE-HERE Local 17.  We will hear from both management and union workers while tasting some of the delicious beer they are producing.  There will be music as well as speeches, and, after our program, we encourage you to stop in at ESB (East Side Bar), 858 Payne Avenue, a favorite watering hole and restaurant here on the East Side.  Come and enjoy some old-fashioned solidarity with some of the labor movement’s newest members.

If you intend to partake of the beer, make sure you bring ID.  Please bring masks, as we will require you to remain masked if you enter the building (like to use the restrooms).  While we are not charging admission to this event, we do encourage you to make donations to the East Side Freedom Library.  We appreciate your support.


2022 Upcoming Labor Events sponsored by East Side Freedom Library (ESFL)

https://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/events/reparations-reading-group-the-labor-movement-and-the-fight-for-reparations/

https://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/events/labor-history-discussion-socialism-a-conversation-between-the-past-and-the-present/

https://www.rchs.com/event/history-revealed-making-minnesota-saint-paul/

https://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/events/el-amor-la-cana-y-el-mar-love-sugarcane-and-the-sea-a-story-of-cuban-exodus-1980/

https://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/events/bookstore-workers-organize-not-just-something-to-read-about/


March 2021 -Rethinking Paternalism: Power and Parochialism in a Southern Mill Village

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Please join us for March’s Labor History Film and Discussion:

https://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/events/labor-history-reading-group-film-exploration-of-southern-women-textile-workers/

Register here to receive the zoom link for the March 16 discussion.

The film is available from now through March 19, although we encourage you to watch it before the discussion on March 16. The link to the film is: https://vimeo.com/docued/review/101716205/af804ae0e5 and the password is:  observe95

The reading, an article about textile workers, labor relations, and community dynamics, by Mary Wingerd, is attached. Mary will join us on March 16, along with the film’s editor, Susanne Rostock.


February 2021 – East Side Freedom Library, Thursday, February 10, 2021 7PM

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Labor History Today – Organizing through the Divide

Organizing through the Divide Podcast


Dear Brothers & Sisters

Though we cannot meet in person, we can take deep dives into history, history which is all-too-rarely explored, history which can inform our conversations about the present and the future as well as the past.  Join us online, not only for access to information but also to participate in lively conversations. 

In Solidarity

November 2020

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s & 1950s

Democracy on Hold: Minnesota During the Great War

The Wobblies

The Industrial Workers of the World and Dockworkers

UnMapping Saint Paul


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Local 292 IBEW, 6700 West Broadway Avenue, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Location: Guy Alexander Conference Room, 312 Central Avenue SE, Second Floor

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Location: Guy Alexander Conference Room, 312 Central Avenue SE, Second Floor

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Location: Guy Alexander Conference Room, 312 Central Avenue SE, Second Floor

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Location: Guy Alexander Conference Room, 312 Central Avenue SE, Second Floor

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Wednesday – November 20, 2019

Location: Guy Alexander Conference Room, 312 Central Avenue SE, Second Floor

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Wednesday – October 16, 2019

Location: Guy Alexander Conference Room, 312 Central Avenue SE, Second Floor

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Wednesday – September 18, 2019

Location: Guy Alexander Conference Room, 312 Central Avenue SE, Second Floor

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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May 16, 2019

Location: Guy Alexander Conference Room, 312 Central Avenue SE, Second Floor

Time: 6:00 p.m.

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April 18, 2019

Location: East Side Freedom Library – 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Time: 5:00 p.m.

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March 21, 2019

Guy Alexander Conference Room, 312 Central Avenue SE, Second Floor

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February 21, 2019

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January 17, 2019

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December 20, 2018

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November 15, 2018

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October 18, 2018

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September 20, 2018

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May 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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April 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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March 15th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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February 15th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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January 18th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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December 21st, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

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November 16th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m

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October 19th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

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September 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

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