Coming in September – Union Time
Boston area premiere – a new documentary film that tells the story of one of the greatest union victories of the 21st century.
“It’s Union Time, people!” — the rallying cry of workers at the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina. Since its opening in 1993, employees of the plant have endured various abuses such as intimidation tactics, low pay, and dangerous working conditions which resulted in bodily injury and, on one occasion, death. Often treated as expendable, the workers came together and engaged in a 16-year-long struggle for the right to unionize and receive safe, fair working conditions — and won.
Location/Date to be announced
Sponsored by the Boston Labor Solidarity Committee
To arrange your own film showing, visit https://www.videoproject.com/Union-Time.html