The Madison Labor History Film Series begins this week and is free for the public. The series aims to make labor history available to a wide spectrum of citizens, with the hope that broad exposure to the subject field may entice people to research further. With Gov. Walker’s current suppression of the public sector labor unions, the Labor History Film Series focuses on informing folks, especially the younger generation, about the democratizing force of Labor Unions, and how those forces have shaped our country.
The series will be held at the Central Branch of the Madison Public Library and will feature four films. The film selection highlights the diversity within the Labor Movement. They tell the story of a human rights struggle against power hungry and greedy employers, a struggle that continues today.
WORT Producer Alejandro Alonso Galva sat down with the editor of the International Labor History Association, Ron Kent, to discuss the event. To get more information on the films and schedule, visit their website.