"I cannot be a party to the firing of a film crew seeking unionization, or its replacement with scab labor."
Examining "race management" during slavery, Western expansion, and early 20th century industrial production.
Activism like that takes courage and wisdom. It emerges out of deep places in the human spirit, the interior felt-life experience expressed by the arts and also by religion.
In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.
At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.
The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 challenges the notion that Southern white workers were incapable of action with African Americans.
New York City is the home of many film festivals. Most don't highlight the lives of working people, although some have working people as characters.
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.