Labor Stories

Facets Video   (1975) / Region All
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"It don't make no difference: Arabs, Jews, Blacks, Mexicans. We are all human beings. We all work in the same place. Hot, dirty, no good." -- Worker in U.E. Wells

From acclaimed Chicago filmmaking collective Kartemquin Films comes a collection of three important Labor Stories of the 1970s - "HSA Strike '75," "U.E. Wells," and "What's Happening at Local 70." Kartemquin, renowned for its legacy of artistic and socially relevant documentaries (its alumni created the celebrated Hoop Dreams) offers the stories of the epic struggles of three separate unions in this anthology. These films not only allowed the workers and their unions to tell their compelling stories but they also affected the course of events for each union.

HSA Strike '75

Documents a group of doctors who fight for better health care for their patients at Chicago's Cook County Hospital.

U.E. Wells

Captures the United Electrical Workers' efforts to organize a cast-iron foundry.

What's Happening At Local 70

Follows the experiences of unemployment compensation workers who strike because of working conditions.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added May 10 2006
  • Production Year 1975
  • Empire SKU 1118392
  • UPC Code 736899091422
  • Studio  Facets Video
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL


Facets Cine-Notes Collectible Booklet


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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