Labor - Uncertain Victory

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KRON-TV documentary report from 1963, narrated by Craig Jordan, which examines the influence of organized labor in American and considers its relative acheivements and future. Features commentary and interviews with Paul Jacobs, whose book 'The State of the Unions' is due to be publihed in October 1963. He argues that the labor unions influence may be reduced or even disapper in the future. At one point he speaks to camera from a $7 per week boarding house in the Mission Distrcit, to illustrate how many unemployed people are forced to live in 1963. Also includes: an interview with an African American woman laundry worker; an interview with Russell R. Crowell (1919-2004) of the AFL-CIO; a convention about the racial discrimination that African Americans face as workers; a speech by Dr. Carlton Goodlett about how marching and civil protest are producing results. At one point he asks the crowd "I want to know If things get tough, will you walk with us children!" and they respons with a standing ovation; consideration of collective bargaining and locomotive workers labor issues with automation. This film was produced and written by Don Heath and directed by Dick Behrendt.

Type of material
documentary film
16mm b&w, optical sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Date aired
Originally aired on
KRON 534

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