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The Resource Standing tall : women unionize the catfish industry, produced, written, and directed by Donald Blank, (electronic resource)

Standing tall : women unionize the catfish industry, produced, written, and directed by Donald Blank, (electronic resource)

Label
Standing tall : women unionize the catfish industry
Title
Standing tall
Title remainder
women unionize the catfish industry
Statement of responsibility
produced, written, and directed by Donald Blank
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The boom in Mississippi catfish farming, in the 1980s, required processing plants and hundreds of workers. The mostly black female workforce had to work, in noisy and wet factories for minimum wage, without any benefits, bathroom breaks or recourse if a worker was mistreated. The Mississippi Delta, at the time, was notoriously poor, neglected, and resistant to change. This historical documentary chronicles the risky and difficult effort of a few women working at Delta Pride Catfish to organize a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) local 1529 at their plant. The 1986 union election victory surprised many locals, especially management at Delta Pride. In 1990, the workers at Delta Pride struck for two months and won better wages and working conditions. The strike established local 1529 as an important player in the catfish industry, with a membership today of 3,000 workers. Rose Turner, Mary Young and Sarah White, who initiated and led local 1529, tell the story with passion and humor
Awards note
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival, 2000
  • What's Happening series, MoMA, 2000
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blank, Donald
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
  • African American labor union members
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
Target audience
general
Label
Standing tall : women unionize the catfish industry, produced, written, and directed by Donald Blank, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652597
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652597/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (50 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209754
  • (OCoLC)747799028
Video recording format
other
Label
Standing tall : women unionize the catfish industry, produced, written, and directed by Donald Blank, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652597
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652597/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (50 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209754
  • (OCoLC)747799028
Video recording format
other

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