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The Struggle Of American Labor Unions To Ensure A Decent Life For All Its Citizens! 5 Hours Of Trade Union History Documented In 16 Films Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #LaborUnions #LaborUnionsInTheUnitedStates #LaborUnionsInTheUS #TradeUnions #TradeUnionsInTheUnitedStates #TradeUnionsInTheUS #Unions #UnionInTheUnitedStates #UnionsInTheUS #LaborRelations #LaborRelationsInTheUnitedStates #LaborRelationsInTheUS #LaborUnionHistory #HistoryOfLaborUnions #LaborUnionHistoryInTheUnitedStates #LaborUnionHistoryInTheUS #HistoryOfLaborUnionsInTheUnitedStates #HistoryOfLaborUnionsInTheUS #TradeUnionHistory #HistoryOfTradeUnions #TradeUnionHistoryInTheUnitedStates #TradeUnionHistoryInTheUS #HistoryOfTradeUnions #HistoryOfTradeUnionsInTheUnitedStates #HistoryOfTradeUnionsInTheUS #Movies #Films #MotionPictures#DVD #MP4 #VideoDownload
17 DAYS: THE STORY OF NEWSPAPER IN THE MAKING (1945, 16:33)
Remember that famous newsreel clip of New York City's Mayor LaGuardia reading the Dick Tracy comic strip to kids during a newspaper strike? Well, here it is, right from the source it comes from, in this film documentation of the Big Apple's 1945 newspaper delivery driver strike and the extraordinary lengths people would go to get their newspapers.
THE ARM BEHIND THE ARMY (1942, 10:22)
How cooperation between management and labor was expected in order to win World War II.
DEADLINE FOR ACTION (1946, 36:43)
Why union activists were necessary to combat the corporate control of the U.S. Congress after World War II.
EVERY MINUTE COUNTS (1944, 10:13)
The wartime crush of time between work and family is here explored and analyzed when a supervisor tries to communicate with his workers about his need to have them be productive, with an eye to aiding the viewer in maximizing their own time utilization.
FROM DAWN TO SUNSET (1937, 24:55)
In the 1930s, if you had a steady paying job, you had reason to feel fortunate! General Motors thought so, too, and they wanted their workers to know it and have no doubt or confusion (or lack of gratitude) about it, so they had Handy Jam produce this film so that they would realize the wonderful lives they had and that they better all well appreciate it.
THE GREAT SWINDLE (1948, 33:13)
An excellent critical analysis of how a corporate monopoly of the economy existed before, during and after World War II and the need for strong unions to combat their inequitable influence.
GRIFFITH PARK RELIEF WORKERS DEMONSTRATION (1933, 2:31)
A newreel of a demonstration held against the city & officials of Los Angeles to protest the death of about 100 relief workers at the Griffith Park Fire of 1933.
MASTER HANDS (1936, 27:20)
From the town that gave us the United Auto Workers and Michael Moore, Handy Jam does another propaganda piece for General Motors in their Flint, Michigan plant to dramatize the same reasons workers there ought to appreciate their jobs as they gave in FROM DAWN TO SUNSET above. That the town broke down two months later into sit-down strikes celebrated through the newsreels worldwide is not simply incidental.
MILLIONS OF US (193X, 15:29)
A pro-union silent movie, reminiscent on a few levels of the pro-communist films of Sergei Eisenstein, where a destitute worker learns not to be a "scab" when he shows up for work at a metal factory undergoing a labor strike.
SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL STRIKE (1934, 2:41)
Newsreel of a city-wide general strike, held to support striking San Francisco longshoreman during the 1934 San Francisco Maritime Strike, that became became quite a disorderly mess.
SAN FRANCISCO LONGSHORE STRIKE (1934, 6:59)
More of the above, with attention given to the shutdown of the port of San Francisco.
SEED FOR TOMORROW (1947, 20:14)
Demonstrates the need for a farmer and landworker's union and the work, education and political action neccessary to effect this.
STEEL: A SYMPHONY OF INDUSTRY (1936, 17:50)
The American Iron and Steel Institute captured the essence of steel manufacturing techniques in the 1930s, while unintentionally documenting the lackadaisical attitude towards worker safety consistent with the period.
UNITED RAILROADS EMPLOYEES STRIKE (1917, 1:12)
San Francisco United Railroads workers strike in a march to an auditorium rally.
VALLEY TOWN (1940, 24:32)
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation sponsored this New York University production which sought earnestly to document how new technology was destabilizing the economic and social underpinnings of many steel towns of this era through the story of one such unnamed Pennsylvania town, here known as Valley Town. An extraordinary and unique film, both in content and message, presaging the outcry against automation a generation later, while firmly documenting both the boomtown phenomenon and the technological progress of this bleak industrial age.
WORKING TOGETHER: A CASE HISTORY IN LABOR-MANAGEMENT COOPERATION (1951, 22:38)
A case study in how unions and management can effectively, productively and profitably cooperate at the American Pencil Company of Hoboken, New Jersey.
A Trade Union, or a Labor Union in American English (often simply referred to as a Union) is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve common goals, such as protecting the integrity of their trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by solidarity among workers. Trade unions typically fund the formal organization, head office, and legal team functions of the trade union through regular fees or union dues. The delegate staff of the trade union representation in the workforce are made up of workplace volunteers who are appointed by members in democratic elections. The trade union, through an elected leadership and bargaining committee, bargains with the employer on behalf of union members (rank and file members) and negotiates labour contracts (collective bargaining) with employers. The most common purpose of these associations or unions is "maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment". This may include the negotiation of wages, work rules, occupational health and safety standards, complaint procedures, rules governing status of employees including promotions, just cause conditions for termination, and employment benefits. Unions may organize a particular section of skilled workers (craft unionism), a cross-section of workers from various trades (general unionism), or attempt to organize all workers within a particular industry (industrial unionism). The agreements negotiated by a union are binding on the rank and file members and the employer and in some cases on other non-member workers. Trade unions traditionally have a constitution which details the governance of their bargaining unit and also have governance at various levels of government depending on the industry that binds them legally to their negotiations and functioning. Originating in Great Britain, trade unions became popular in many countries during the Industrial Revolution. Trade unions may be composed of individual workers, professionals, past workers, students, apprentices or the unemployed. Trade union density, or the percentage of workers belonging to a trade union, is highest in the Nordic countries.
Labor Unions In The United States are organizations that represent workers in many industries recognized under US labor law since the 1935 enactment of the National Labor Relations Act. Their activity today centers on collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and working conditions for their membership, and on representing their members in disputes with management over violations of contract provisions. Larger trade unions also typically engage in lobbying activities and electioneering at the state and federal level. Most unions in the United States are aligned with one of two larger umbrella organizations: the AFL-CIO created in 1955, and the Change to Win Federation which split from the AFL-CIO in 2005. Both advocate policies and legislation on behalf of workers in the United States and Canada, and take an active role in politics. The AFL-CIO is especially concerned with global trade issues. The percentage of workers belonging to a union (or total labor union "density") varies by country. In 2019 it was 10.3% in the United States, compared to 20.1% in 1983. There were 14.6 million members in the U.S., down from 17.7 million in 1983. Union membership in the private sector has fallen to 6.2%, one fifth that of public sector workers, at 33.6%. Over half of all union members in the U.S. lived in just seven states (California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington), though these states accounted for only about one-third of the workforce. From a global perspective, in 2016 the US had the fifth lowest trade union density of the 36 OECD member nations. In the 21st century, the most prominent unions are among public sector employees such as city employees, government workers, teachers and police. Members of unions are disproportionately older, male, and residents of the Northeast, the Midwest, and California. Union workers average 10-30% higher pay than non-union in the United States after controlling for individual, job, and labor market characteristics. Although much smaller compared to their peak membership in the 1950s, American unions remain a political factor, both through mobilization of their own memberships and through coalitions with like-minded activist organizations around issues such as immigrant rights, environmental protections, trade policy, health care, and living wage campaigns. Of special concern are efforts by cities and states to reduce the pension obligations owed to unionized workers who retire in the future. Republicans elected with Tea Party support in 2010, most notably former Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, have launched major efforts against public sector unions due in part to state government pension obligations along with the allegation that the unions are too powerful. The academic literature shows substantial evidence that labor unions reduce economic inequality. Research suggests that rising income inequality in the United States is partially attributable to the decline of the labor movement and union membership.