CANCELLED: "Labor Stories"

Published sparrina - Mon, 08/20/2012 - 5:09pm



“Labor Stories” is an anthology of these classic labor films from 1975.

“What's Happening at Local 70?” tells the story of striking workers in one Chicago unemployment compensation office talking about working conditions that led to a walkout in July, 1975. Workers and claimants suggest possible solutions to the problems of understaffing and compulsory overtime. This tape was used to organize other offices to support the strike.

“HSA Hospital Strike '75” documents a union of interns and residents at Chicago's only public hospital are forced to strike for better patient care. This film documents their eighteen-day strike.

“UE/Wells” follows an organizing drive by the United Electrical Workers Union at the Wells Foundry in Chicago. The multi-ethnic work force of Polish, Arab, Jewish, Hispanic and African American men and women unite together despite the company's efforts to use race as a wedge to divide them.

Total runtime 55 minutes (

The IWW is a rank and file, democratic union open to all workers, regardless of occupation or employment status. The Gainesville General Membership Branch meets on the first Sunday of every month at 7pm at the Civic Media Center.

$3-5 suggested donation
Tue, 08/21/2012 - 8:00pm
$3-5 suggested donation