The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity.
We Are Now a Not-for-profit - 501(c)(3) organization.
The Workers Unite Film Festival aims to feature student and professional films from the United States and around the world. These films highlight and publicize the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. We hope to illuminate, educate and motivate audiences to take action. In these last few years, unprecedented attacks have been launched against unions and workers’ federally mandated rights to organize, by well-funded corporate lobbies such as ALEC. Despite these well organized campaigns, workers continue to courageously challenge these attacks by raising their voices with determination and with unity.
In Wisconsin, with Koch Brothers funding and in many other states in the U.S., anti-worker politicians, funded by such corporate supporters, have looked to roll back the clock on workplace dignity and rights. By endorsing the big lie of ‘Right to Work’ statutes, politicians such as Scott Walker have made it clear that their interests are not and never will be those of the working class.
Meanwhile, the Fight for $15 has surged to become the largest low-wage worker movement in US history. We believe the hundreds of thousands of marchers on the streets this recent 4/15/15 signified a genuine turning point in social consciousness towards a just standard of living for all working people. The goal of this 2015 Workers Unite Film Festival is to bring the stories of brave workers from around the globe to an engaged, passionate, and diverse audience in New York City. The worker's voice must be brought back into popular culture in order to be heard. Now more than ever, Labor Rights are Civil Rights, and in the chorus for change, every voice matters.
LABOR UNITES WITH CLIMATE CHANGE TO GROW GREEN JOBS FOR A HEALTHY PLANET
Anti-Family and Anti-Worker Budgets do not succeed. Don't be fooled! The budget now being pushed by the GOP is a further shifting of taxes from the top 1% down to what remains of the working middle class and the working poor. Nothing in this budget document does anything to save our economy, rather it furthers the plundering of our community assets by those already legally avoiding their fair share of taxes. No Medicare, no Pell Grants, no school lunch programs, no senior assistance programs.
TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO STAND FIRM AGAINST ANTI-WORKER, ANTI-UNION BUDGETS
CWA and All NY Area unions join together to fight Con Ed
Workers Unite Film Festival is Thrilled to Support The Murphy Institute The Workers Unite Film Festival Director, Andrew Tilson, was thrilled to present a donation in support of the pro-worker, pro-labor programs at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.
Check out their website for a full description of their important and excellent MA in Labor Studies and their Undergraduate and Union Semester programs. Education of future worker/labor leaders is critical to our labor movement's survival.