In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.
At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.
The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 challenges the notion that Southern white workers were incapable of action with African Americans.
New York City is the home of many film festivals. Most don't highlight the lives of working people, although some have working people as characters.
Generally speaking, grassroots labor movements, the Wobblies in particular, don't receive histories on a state-by-state basis.
The Cesar Chavez film highlights the courageous commitment and unwavering dedication of one historic union organizer and his fierce companions.
Let me quickly recommend some lesser known labor films worth your attention.
1913 Massacre is a touching documentary that revisits the tragic events that took place in the copper mining town of Calumet in the northern tip of Michigan on Christmas Eve 1913.
Much-beloved California artist, teacher, and former poet laureate of Sacramento, Jose Montoya died Sept. 25 at the age of 81.