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Union Time: Fighting for Workers' Rights
Date Wednesday April 25
Time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
CSUMB Heron Hall, Building #18, Room 120, 3111 Inter Garison Rd, Seaside
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorReel Work Labor Film Festival
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UNION TIME: Fighting for Workers' Rights presented by Reel Work Labor Film Fest
(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: Dr. Angie Tran, Professor of political economy at CSUMB

Event Hosts: Global Studies course on Migrant Workers; Sponsor: California Faculty Association
Added to the calendar on Sunday Apr 15th, 2018 2:31 PM

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