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Movie: Norma Rae

Though already in decline in the US, union membership was still close to 30% in 1973 when Crystal Lee Sutton (then Crystal Lee Jordan), a 33 year old mother of three, faced retaliation for her efforts to organize the textile mill where she had worked since age 17. Her actions were part of an ongoing struggle by activists and workers to unionize the J.P. Stevens plant in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, where three generations of Sutton’s family had toiled for low pay under poor working conditions. Before she left the plant, she made a final stand that would be immortalized in film. [more inside]
posted by theory on Aug 10, 2019 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Bar Association  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 16

Quark's employees, led by Rom, form a union against Quark's unfair labor practices and promptly go on strike. [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Feb 24, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Tears on the Lion's Mane

Also known as A Flame At the Pier, Takashi Fujiki stars as a rebel in this drama about life on the Yokohama waterfront by New Wave director Masahiro Shinoda. The rebel works as an errand boy for a shipping company and vents his frustrations by plucking on the guitar. His interpretations of popular trends in music are sometimes right-on, and sometimes not exactly. Bereft of his guitar, the rebel's modes of expression are not as effective in generating interest as the Yokohama docks themselves, a fascinating world in their own right. [via] (Available to stream commercial-free to Hulu subscribers here.) [more inside]
posted by ob1quixote on Sep 7, 2015 - 1 comment

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