FILM TELLS STORY OF BC LABOUR
“These were the reasons...” - stories of union organizing in British Columbia, Is a new film about the struggle to win basic union rights in BC. The stories in the film are all first-hand accounts of history, from those who were actually there – taking part, in more than a century of union activism.
This film is about unions and society, then and now:
- Making history ‘come alive’ through unique first-hand stories.
- Answering the question: Why have a union?
- Linking early struggles with today’s issues.
- Learning about unions and the history of social change.
- Challenging the myth that unions have become irrelevant in our society.
A LIVING HISTORY
To help use this film in education programs, the dvd features an interactive chapter menu.
1. Early stories – Working without a union
2. The Big Strike – Vancouver Island 1912-1914
3. Story of Ginger Goodwin – A workers friend
4. Police & Picket lines
5. Unemployed Get a Union – Stories from the relief camps
6. BC Lumber Workers’ Story
7. Fighting for Equity
a. The ‘30s; b. The War years; c. A Shore workers’ story.
8. Taking on Government
a. Wage Controls; b. The Health workers’ story;
c. The Teachers’ story.
9. Union & Community – Peace and Solidarity
10. The Struggle Continues
You can place an order for this dvd here.