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Former ILWU home becomes new host to Commonwealth Club

From the SF Examiner:

Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim, former Secretary of State George Shultz, Chief of Protocol Charlotte Shultz and Commonwealth Club Board Chair Richard Rubin were on hand, all touting the group’s mission to promote civil public dialogue, even though it seems to be in short supply these days.

Appropriately, the gleaming waterfront building is the former home of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

Recalling the 1934 strike which workers won — after police fatally shot two longshoremen, prompting a 70,000-strong march down Market Street — union secretary-treasurer Willie Adams said, “You will see the ghosts, those who came before you, speaking to the hopes, dreams, aspirations of a nation.”

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