Labor Day: Workers Unite!

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/01/18
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location
CVUU Sanctuary

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Lynn Waltz

Come see and hear the story of the union fight at the world’s largest slaughterhouse. Celebrate the solidarity of workers shown in this documentary of Smithfield Foods’ illegal actions to keep a union out of their plant in Tar Heel, NC. Black, Latino and White workers joined together to fight back. The National Labor Relations Board condemned Smithfield, yet they continued to break the law.

Post Film Discussion includes labor issues today, including recent Supreme Court decisions and federal actions against workers. Discussion will include urgency of cross-racial cooperation and the role immigration and ICE raids play in labor issues today. Labor Rights and Civil Rights weave together for economic and social justice. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists.

Panel includes: Mathew and Cornelius Barr, producers of UnionTime; Lynn Waltz, author of Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse; Karen Mallard, labor activist.