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On the Waterfront by
Call Number: Media PN1997 .O542 2001
Publication Date: 2001 (orig. 1954)
An ex-fighter gets a job working on the gang-ridden waterfront under a crooked gangster boss.
Norma Rae by
Call Number: Media PN1997 .N676
Publication Date: 1996 (org. 1979)
Norma Rae, a textile worker in a small Southern town, discovers that she has a social conscience when a labor organizer arrives at her mill to establish a union.
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Salt of the Earth by
Call Number: Media PN1997 .S25 2004
Publication Date: 2004 (orig. 1954)
A semidocumentary of the year-long struggle by Chicano zinc miners in New Mexico striking against unsafe working conditions. When an injunction is issued against the workers from picketing, the wives take up battle with a fury, leaving the husbands to care for home and children. They finally overcome the forces of the mine owner and the law that backs them up.
Miles of Smiles by
Call Number: Media HD6515.P659 M54 2009
Publication Date: 2009 (org. 1983)
Personal narratives of the retired porters about their work and duties on the Pullman trains and the formation of their union.