Skip to main content

U.S. Labor History Comes Alive as Film Series for Fall 2011

Jeremy Sprinkle
Social share icons

Screenings every Sunday, Sep. 11 - Oct. 16

Triad chapter of Jobs with Justice's annual labor history classes will return as a film series for Fall 2011.

Sign up now to attend this film series of inspirational documentaries on union battles in textile mills - featuring N.C.'s own real "Norma Rae" - and auto plants, including the 1930's sit-downs and the 1970's militant black caucus movement. The films will also focus on the impact of globalization on workers, the 16-year struggle to organize at Smithfield's Tar Heel, NC meatpacking plant, the sit in movement at Republic Windows, and the fight this year in Wisconsin.

What: Labor History Film Series
When: Sundays from September 11 thru October 16 beginning at 3:00pm
Where: Chavis Public Library, 900 S Benbow Rd, Greensboro, NC 27406

Long-time labor activist, letter carrier / executive board member of the NALC state council, and labor educator, Richard Koritz, and Mark Dimondstein, national APWU organizer and past president of the Greater Greensboro APWU, will facilitate the screenings in Greensboro for six weeks of essential films about U.S. Labor History:

  1. Week 1 (September 11th): "The Wobblies"
  2. Week 2 (September 18th): "With Babies and Banners"
  3. Week 3 (September 25th): "Finally Got the News"
  4. Week 4 (October 2nd): "Controlling Interest"
  5. Week 5 (October 9th): "Crystal Lee Sutton, the Real Norma Rae" and "Justice at Smithfield"
  6. Week 6 (October 16th): "Republic Windows Workers' Factory Takeover", "Battle Front Wisconsin", and "Mouseland"

Click here to download the flyer for the Fall 2011 U.S. Labor History Comes Alive series for more information about the films and how to register.