Union maids

United States, 1976

Film
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A stirring history of three women’s experience in labor organisation in Chicago in the 1930’s, told through interviews, interspersed with archival newsreels and period photographs of stop-work meetings, working conditions, picket lines and fights with the police. Raises issues surrounding sexism and racism in union organising. The three women are Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki and Sylvia Woods. Based on the book entitled “Rank and File” by Alice Lynd.

Credits

production company

New Day Films

producer

James Klein

co-director

James Klein

Miles Mogulescu

Julia Reichert

Duration

00:51:07:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1976

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015834

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Archival resources

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women - Interviews

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Chicago (Ill.)

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Newsreels - United States

Crafts & Visual Arts → Images, Photographic

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Depressions - 1929

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor movement

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - Officials and employees

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Employment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women in politics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women in trade-unions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women political activists

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women

History → Depressions - 1929

History → History

History → Labor movement

History → United States - History

History → Women - History

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

People → Women - Interviews

Places → Chicago (Ill.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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