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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Labor Stories for helping keep the
labor movement alive. America needs a strong movement to
offset the BILLIONS being spent against workers rights.

Labor Stories
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Labor Stories (2006) - 55 minutes
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"LABOR STORIES is a valuable resource recording events in the contemporary labor movement that do not appear in the media."
- Howard Zinn

From acclaimed Chicago filmmaking collective Kartemquin Films comes a collection of three important LABOR STORIES of the 1970s--"HSA Strikes '75,""U.E. Wells," and "What's Happening at Local 70."

Kartemquin, renowned for its legacy of artistic and socially relevant documentaries, (its alumni created the celebrated HOOP DREAMS) offers the stories of the epic struggles of three separate unions in this anthology. These films not only allowed the workers and their unions to tell their compelling stories but they also affected the course of events for each union.

HSA Strike '75 documents a group of doctors who fight for better health care for their patients at Chicago's Cook County Hospital.

U.E. Wells captures the United Electrical Workers' efforts to organize a cast-iron foundry.

It don't make no difference: Arabs, Jews, Blacks, Mexicans. We are all human beings. We all work at the same place. Hot, dirty, and no good." - Worker in U.E. Wells

What's Happening at Local 70 follows the experiences of unemployment compensation workers who strike because of working conditions.

More than just cultural artifacts, Labor Stories continues to move and inform while carrying on the time-honored tradition of the camera as a force for social change.


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Labor Stories
Strike Unite Organize

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Labor Stories for helping keep the
labor movement alive. America needs a strong movement to
offset the BILLIONS being spent against workers rights.