Ended on 5/15/2014

WORKERS UNITE! Film Festival -  (unrated)

2014 - 90 minutes - Workers Unite!



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The Festival aims to showcase student and professional films from the United States and around the world which publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice.

In these past two years of unprecedented attacks on workers rights to organize – in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey and Michigan by right-wing politicians funded by corporate interests –workers continue to organize and fight back. The recent huge victories in Ohio and New Hampshire against a harsh anti-worker, anti union bill prove that labor unions and workers united still matter – they are still vital to the dignity and survival of all workers in the US and around the globe.

Anti-Family and Anti-Worker Budgets do not succeed. Don't be fooled! The budget now being pushed by the GOP is a further shifting of taxes from the top 1% down to what remains of the working middle class and the working poor. Nothing in this budget document does anything to save our economy, rather it furthers the plundering of our community assets by those already legally avoiding their fair share of taxes. No Medicare, no Pell Grants, no school lunch programs, no senior assistance programs.


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Posted by : Jim Date Added: 11/5/2013 9:35:01 AMreport this post 
"Round up the workers in order to exploit them. Pay your dues so that I can eat my filet mignon while espousing cynical and outdated slogans that maintain my salary at ten times yours."

--Union Boss

Posted by : Rosie Date Added: 5/13/2014 9:54:22 AMreport this post 
The union is only as strong as those willing to fight for it; the union is we.
--Mike Griffin

Women don't make a habit of coming out on strike often enough.
--Dagenham striker (See the film, _Made in Dagenham_.

If a man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar!
--Abraham Lincoln

"With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the (human) race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men."
--Clarence Darrow

George Frederick Baer (September 26, 1842 - April 26, 1914) was an American lawyer who was the President of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and spokesman for the owners during the Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902.

Most famously he wrote in a letter, later leaked to the press, "The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for--not by the labor agitators, but by the Christian men of property to whom God has given control of the property rights of the country, and upon the successful management of which so much depends." In closing statements on behalf of the coal managers to the government's Anthracite Coal Commission he stated, on the subject of working conditions, "These men don't suffer. Why, hell, half of them don't even speak English."



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