Madison Central Public Library
201 West Mifflin Street in Madison
The Lineup --
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7 p.m., 201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison [Room 302]:
▪ The Inheritance (55 minutes; directed by Millard Lampell, 1964, USA). A film classic that treats US labor history from 1900-1964, highlighting private sector labor efforts of men and women to secure better working conditions, with music sung by Judy Collins.
Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m., 201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison [Room 301]:
▪ Union Maids (50 minutes; directed by Jim Klein, Julia Reichert, and Miles Mogulescu, 1976, USA). Three women recount their experiences organizing trade unions in the Chicago textile and meatpacking industries in the early 1930s. The documentary features intercut archival footage and music by Woody Guthrie as sung by Pete Seeger.
Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m., 201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison [Room 301]:
▪ At the River I Stand (56 minutes; directed by David Appleby, Allison Graham, and Steven Ross, 1993, USA). The film captures the AFSCME strike of African American sanitation workers in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, and the role played by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in support of this 65-day strike that led to the first public-sector bargaining ordinance in Memphis and in the state of Tennessee.
▪ On Strike: A Winning Strategy (25 minutes; directed by Don Craig, Minnesota AFSCME, 1988, USA). In a time of cutbacks, a strike in 1987 by Minnesota AFSCME public employees won what they fought for: the retention of their contract.
Thank you to Sponsors: AFSCME Retirees, Subchapter 52; International Labor History Association and South Central Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO