Alachua County Labor Coalition presents: "Bread and Roses"

Published Robbie - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:21pm

The Alachua County Labor Coalition will be hosting a screening of the film, Bread and Roses by Ken Loach on August 11 at 7 PM at the Civic Media Center.

This 2000 film, starring Adrian Brody, is based on a true story and takes a look at the struggling janitorial workers in Los Angeles and their fight for better wages and the ability to unionize.

The title Bread and Roses is based on the words of Rose Schneiderman who spoke out after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911, in which 146 garment workers were burned alive or died jumping from the ninth floor of a factory building.

"Public officials have only words of warning to us – warning that we must be intensely peaceable, and they have the workhouse just back of all their warnings. The strong hand of the law beats us back, when we rise, into the conditions that make life unbearable.
I can't talk fellowship to you who are gathered here. Too much blood has been spilled. I know from my experience it is up to the working people to save themselves. The only way they can save themselves is by a strong working-class movement."

Please join us for this important film that begs the question, why isn't the minimum wage a living wage?

Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation
When:
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation