Wobblies, The

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Solidarity! All for One and One for All!Founded in Chicago in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) took to organizing unskilled workers into one big union and changed the course of Americanhistory. This compelling documentary of the IWW (or The Wobblies as they were known) tells the story of workers in factories, sawmills, wheat fields, forests, mines and on the docks as they organize and demand better wages, healthcare, overtimepay and safer working conditions. In some respects, men and women, Black and white, skilled and unskilled workers joining a union and speaking their mindsseems so long ago, but in other ways, the film mirrors todays headlines, depicting a nation torn by corporate greed.Filmmakers Deborah Shaffer and Stewart Bird weave history, archival film footage, interviews with former workers (now in their 80s and 90s), cartoons, original art,and classic Wobbly songs (many written by Joe Hill) to pay tribute to the legacy of these rebels who paved the way and ris

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Format DVD
Release Date May 31, 2022
Genre Documentary
Actors Roger Baldwin
Director Stewart Bird & Deborah Shaffer
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