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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Reel Work Labor Film Fest: Workers Memorial Day


Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

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Sponsor: Reel Work Labor Film Festival
Place: Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
Accessibility: Wheelchair, Restrooms, Parking

Workers Memorial Day

UNION TIME: Fighting for Workers' Rights

Trailer for Union Time:

(Matthew Barr, 2016, 86min, USA)

One of the greatest union victories of the 21st century was the 15 year fight to organize Smithfield Foods' pork processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina. From 1993 to 2008, workers struggled against dangerous working conditions, intimidation, and low pay. They were organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, whose "Justice for Smithfield Workers" campaign brought national attention to the plight of the plant workers, and ultimately fair working conditions for 5, 000 workers.

Speaker: Dana Frank, Professor of labor history at UCSC

Contact Information:
Contact: Jeffrey Smedberg
Admission: Optional/Requested
Use of funds: Organization Fundraiser
Volunteer: Cleanup