On Memorial Day, 1937 thousands of steelworkers marched on Republic Steel in Chicago, demanding union recognition.
This is a thorough and objective account of American labor history from its beginnings to recent times.
"I cannot be a party to the firing of a film crew seeking unionization, or its replacement with scab labor."
In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.
"Sixteen Tons" represents violent behavior on all sides, urging us to reflect on the circumstances in our class culture that foster brutality.
The tentative agreement includes mandatory cost reductions from management and an independent monitor to track budget performance.
Deep salary cut demands, which its unions say are unjustified, and a company threat to close down are combining to force members of the 16 unions to plan to strike, if necessary.
At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.
Stage and screen performers face funding cuts to the arts, chronic low pay and the dearth of black and ethnic minority representation.
"Some people think music drops from heaven. But it doesn't. It takes talented union musicians to make music."