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Labor Day 2014: Movies About Unions

posted by Nell Minow

Today we pay tribute to workers, especially those who worked for better conditions for everyone.

Sally Field won an Oscar for this real-life story about a courageous woman who helped mill workers form a union.

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Doris Day plays a union worker who falls for a new guy in management but doesn’t lose sight of the seven and a half cent raise the workers are bargaining for.

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John Sayles “Matewan” tells the story of mine workers fighting for safer conditions.

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“Harlan County USA” is a documentary about a strike by mine workers.

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