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On research, activities and reviews from the ESFL community.

A Cataloguer’s Perspective by Miles Cabana

The East Side Freedom Library (ESFL) is home to more than 10,000 titles of exhilarating historical and contemporary working-class literature. These books are essential to understanding the history of the working-class community surrounding the ESFL. Throughout my...

History Committee Recognizes Minn. Local’s Roots

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has formed a history committee. Steve Yurista, retired wireman from Minneapolis Local 292,  won the support of the local to establish a history committee four years ago. Steve was a former student of labor historian...

SEIU Members Earn Licenses at ESFL

March 7, 2015 — A large group of SEIU Local 284 members attended an all-day class led by instructor Harry Grigsby, toward their licensure as boiler technicians.  The ESFL’s old boiler — emphasis on old — was the “Exhibit A!” for the...

Karen Weaving Program Launches at ESFL

March 7, 2015 — So Gratifying!  Seven textile workers came to the library last Saturday to inspect the loom construction progress, and look at yarn and various other weaving tools.  By April, this program will be off and running!  Sue Johnston, MSW, has...