The 7th Annual Workers Unite Film Festival and The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies of Empire State College salute the creative and brave apprentices from IBEW Local 3 for writing and filming their own movies, telling the stories of the true heroes and celebrities of this country - our unionized brothers and sisters, who get up every morning to do the hard work that keeps this country going.
Student films will be shown during our Films from the Frontlines program at Empire State College at 4PM (20+ first person short films, approximately 4-5 minutes each).
Thanks for your enthusiasm and thanks to the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at Empire State College for the opportunity to create this program.
These students are both studying and working in the field everyday. They have been willing to make the leap into personal filmmaking in order to give each of us the view of what it means to be working hard every day, training for a more secure future and facing the ups and downs of being a unionized worker in the construction trades during this fluctuating economic recovery. Many of these hardworking apprentices travel long distances to and from physically demanding work each day and yet took the time to take part in this project, an event that will give an unbiased voice to often unseen heroes.
PLUS: TWU Films from the Frontlines
TWU Power of Organizing: Jet Blue Inflight - Inflight members of jetBlue speak out on some important issues in the workplace that a TWU union contract will help resolve. (2018, 6 min)
TWU Political Takeback - (2018, 2 min)
TWU Policy, Politics, Power: Janus 101 - (2018, 2 min)
TWU Do’s & Don’t’s of Lobbying - (2018, 3 min)