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Program 11 - Working Class Heroes: Shorts About the Struggles of Public Employees - FREE

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

DC37: Fight for $15 for ALL - On November 10, 2015, working men and women across the country participated in a National Day of Action to call for a fair minimum wage. (2015, 1 min)

DC37: CUNY Rally 3/10/16 - Students, staff and faculty joined together at a rally in front of the NY Governor’s office to demand fair funding for CUNY and a fair contract for its workers. (2016, 2 min)

DC37: PEP Officers Protect Battery Park City - The local community board and DC 37 Local 983 has halted Battery Park City Authority’s plan to sign a $1.8 million contract with a private security firm that could replace NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) Officers.  (2015, 2 min)

DC37: DC37 Stands Up for Puerto Rico - Members of DC 37 traveled to Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2015 to urge that congress help Puerto Rico with a $70 Billion deficit that threatens to leave Puerto Rico in ruins and the public sector workers of Puerto Rico in a dire situation. (2015, 2 min)

A Living Wage - At the front lines of the struggle in Boston for a $15 minimum wage and union rights are Darius Cephas, a McDonald’s fry cook, and Tiny Figueroa, a barista at Dunkin’ Donuts. Over the course of one year, A LIVING WAGE follows Tiny and Darius as they organize for economic justice, help build a major grassroots social movement and force local politicians into action. (2015, 20 min)

Night Shift - Members of the night shift custodial team at the University of Texas come from all over the world. Together, they have built a tight-knit work family that exists unseen by the academic inhabitants of the same building. This short documentary chronicles the team's life stories and situates their memories within the team's present-day work environment. (2015, 18 min)

One Man's Trash - For 34 years, Nelson Molina has worked for the NYC Department of Sanitation, developing a unique relationship to the objects that fill the garbage bags lining the streets. With a keen curatorial eye for finding treasure in household trash, Nelson has created a collection of found objects in a sanitation garage in East Harlem, which he refers to as a museum of “Treasures in the Trash.” On April 29, 2015, Nelson had his last day on the job as he entered into retirement, leaving his legacy and the fate of his collection in the hands of the other men at the garage. As the film follows Nelson on his route and through his collection, he encourages us to see the things that we encounter in daily life anew. (2015, 17 min)

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