May 6, 2012
As the first annual Workers Unite Film Festival enters its final day we are thrilled to report the sold-out crowdsfor Sasha Reuther's NYC Premeir of "Brothers On The Line." Sasha's powerful and fascinating film tells the story of the three amazing Reuther brothers who were the forces behind the formation of the United Auto Workers Union and supported many progressive labor and civil rights efforts.
Huge Crowd Attends NYC Premiere of Brothers On The Line
So many wonderful films throughout the weekend! Workers fighting back around the world and from right in the local area. From garment workers in Bangladesh fighting to form a union, to "iron slaves" breaking up moth balled oil tankers in the Pakistani desert, to union members in a famous cookie plant in the Bronx trying to save their jobs from a thoughtless new owner - we have seen how dedicated workers who talk to each other, organize and fight for their union and their rights to dignified work can have a tremendous effect.
Thanks to all the amazing film makers who sent in their films, to the screenplay writers who entered their scripts and to all the workers, union members and friends who attended our first annual event.
We plan to debrief and are open to your suggestions to build an even bigger and better festival for next year.
THANK YOU TO THE RUBIN FOUNDATION, AMALGAMATED LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, ALIGRAPHICS,SEIU 1199 HCWE, 32BJ SEIU, THE JOSEPH S. MURPHY INSTITUTE FOR WORKER EDUCATION AND LABOR STUDIES, THE NATIONAL TAXI WORKER ALLIANCE and all our friends and supporters who made this event possible.
We ARE the 99%!!!!