"With Our Loving Hands: 1199 NE Nursing Home Workers Tell their Story" is an unusual book for several reasons.
Activism like that takes courage and wisdom. It emerges out of deep places in the human spirit, the interior felt-life experience expressed by the arts and also by religion.
In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.
"Remember those who grew this food, who picked and packed, who shipped and sold..."
"To my fellow workers going it alone, who square off with bosses but just get skinned right down to the bone..."
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.
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.