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  • [Labor History Workshop 9-23-1971 #2]

    [Labor History Workshop 9-23-1971 #2]

    The continuation of an organizing workshop led by activist Staughton Lynd at Indiana University Northwest to discuss organizing around tax policy and investigating grocery pricing in Illinois and Indiana. A month earlier, President Richard Nixon had issued an executive order freezing wages for 90 days. In response, supermarkets were pressured to suspend price increases, although this group felt they were not adhering to this promise. Continue reading

  • [Labor History Workshop 9-23-1971 #1]

    [Labor History Workshop 9-23-1971 #1]

    An organizing workshop led by activist Staughton Lynd at Indiana University Northwest to discuss organizing around tax policy and investigating grocery pricing in Illinois and Indiana. A month earlier, President Richard Nixon had issued an executive order freezing wages for 90 days. In response, supermarkets were pressured to suspend price increases, although this group felt they were not adhering to this promise. Continue reading

  • [Where’s I.W. Abel? raw #6: right to strike steering committee]

    [Where’s I.W. Abel? raw #6: right to strike steering committee]

    Raw footage for “Where’s I.W. Abel?” Made by Kartemquin and a rank-and-file steel workers caucus, the film documents the opposition of the rank-and-file to the no-strike agreement between Steelworkers President I.W. Abel and the ten major steel companies, made without a vote by the membership of the union. Featuring Staughton Lynd. Continue reading

  • [Where’s I.W. Abel? raw #3: outside U.S. Steel]

    [Where’s I.W. Abel? raw #3: outside U.S. Steel]

    Raw footage for “Where’s I.W. Abel?” Made by Kartemquin and a rank-and-file steel workers caucus, the film documents the opposition of the rank-and-file to the no-strike agreement between Steelworkers President I.W. Abel and the ten major steel companies, made without a vote by the membership of the union. Featuring Staughton Lynd. Continue reading

  • [Where’s I.W. Abel? raw #1: strikers at Hilton]

    [Where’s I.W. Abel? raw #1: strikers at Hilton]

    Raw footage for “Where’s I.W. Abel?” Made by Kartemquin and a rank-and-file steel workers caucus, the film documents the opposition of the rank-and-file to the no-strike agreement between Steelworkers President I.W. Abel and the ten major steel companies, made without a vote by the membership of the union. Featuring Staughton Lynd. Continue reading

  • [HSA Strike 1975 raw #4]

    [HSA Strike 1975 raw #4]

    Raw footage for HSA Strike 1975. The strike began on October 27th, 1975, and lasted for 18 days—the longest and largest doctors’ strike in the US. The strike was organized by the Housestaff Association (HSA), a union of residents and interns. They were protesting against the working conditions and poor facilities at Cook County Hospital, Chicago’s only public hospital which mostly served the city’s poor and uninsured.

    This tape features footage from after the strike, particularly of a speech by Dr. Quentin Young, Chairman of Cook County Hospital. Even though Young had advised against the strike, he also decided not to discipline any of the strikers, and was subsequently fired. He later sued the hospital for unlawful termination, and was ultimately reinstated. Continue reading

  • [HSA Strike 1975 raw #3]

    [HSA Strike 1975 raw #3]

    Raw footage for HSA Strike 1975. The strike began on October 27th, 1975, and lasted for 18 days—the longest and largest doctors’ strike in the US. The strike was organized by the Housestaff Association (HSA), a union of residents and interns. They were protesting against the working conditions and poor facilities at Cook County Hospital, Chicago’s only public hospital which mostly served the city’s poor and uninsured.

    This tape features interviews with a number of people, including four doctors who were arrested for their involvement in the strike. It also includes some footage of the strike and rally itself. Continue reading

  • [HSA Strike 1975 raw #1]

    [HSA Strike 1975 raw #1]

    Raw footage for HSA Strike 1975. The strike began on October 27th, 1975, and lasted for 18 days—the longest and largest doctors’ strike in the US. The strike was organized by the Housestaff Association (HSA), a union of residents and interns. They were protesting against the working conditions and poor facilities at Cook County Hospital, Chicago’s only public hospital which mostly served the city’s poor and uninsured.

    In this tape, workers meet to discuss the strike and the future of Cook County Hospital. Also includes footage on the street during the strike. Continue reading