Generally speaking, grassroots labor movements, the Wobblies in particular, don't receive histories on a state-by-state basis.
The Cesar Chavez film highlights the courageous commitment and unwavering dedication of one historic union organizer and his fierce companions.
Let me quickly recommend some lesser known labor films worth your attention.
1913 Massacre is a touching documentary that revisits the tragic events that took place in the copper mining town of Calumet in the northern tip of Michigan on Christmas Eve 1913.
Much-beloved California artist, teacher, and former poet laureate of Sacramento, Jose Montoya died Sept. 25 at the age of 81.
David Rovics will be performing live on March 15th at the LLC Performance Hall, 1475 East 15th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, at 6:00 PM in a benefit for The Peoples World.
Apocalypse Five and Dime combines vocals, percussion, a saxophone, and string and brass instruments to produce a sound that was once called: "twisted intense bluegrass/Balkan."
It was a multimedia celebration from videos and powerpoint presentations to live drama and music.
In 1965, Fromer marched from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. with civil rights marchers, kick-starting his life-long devotion to fighting for justice through song.