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The Kheel Center ILGWU Collection

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These films and videos were produced by or for the ILGWU between 1935 and 1985. In addition to the ILGWU's well-known Union Label television commercials, included here are films made during two strikes, the union's Golden Jubilee Convention, and other notable events in the union's history.

In 1982, when small contractors in Chinatown refused a contract with the ILGWU to improve wages, benefits, and working conditions, the member of Local 23-25 went on strike. This documentary depicts the local's efforts to win a contract, and includes extensive footage of the mass rally held in Columbus Park in July.

Produced, directed and narrated by Gail Pellett

Kheel Center call number: 5780 AV, box 148