The Workers Unite Film Festival aims to feature student and professional films from the United States and around the world. These films highlight and publicize the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. We hope to illuminate, educate and motivate audiences to take action. In these last few years, unprecedented attacks have been launched against unions and workers’ federally mandated rights to organize, by well-funded corporate lobbies such as ALEC. Despite these well organized campaigns, workers continue to courageously challenge these attacks by raising their voices with determination and with unity.
Since the fraudulent election of the anti-worker Trump, the right-wing agenda is following the Wisconsin/Koch Brothers model of a major attack against unions and workers' rights to organize. This is true in many other states in the U.S., where anti-worker politicians, funded by such corporate supporters, have looked to roll back the clock on workplace dignity and rights. By endorsing the Big Lie of ‘Right to Work’ statutes, politicians such as Scott Walker and Trump have made it clear that their interests are not now and never will be those of the working class. They serve the 1% of the 1% and will take their money and do their dirty work while lying to workers about a better future.