SOLIDARITY: Films About Labor Unions and Union Organizers – Jennifer Merin reports

While millions of movie lovers and fans whose lives are shaped to some extent by cinema are watching to see how the WGA and SAG/AFTRA union negotiations will play out, this is an opportune time for a first, second or umpteenth look at movies — narrative and/or documentary — that center on labor negotiations for union members to attain fair wages, job security, worker benefits and safe conditions — all of the core issues at the heart of the WGA and SAG/AFTRA demands — in a wide range of industries that shape our lives as much as the movies do. Here are the titles and trailers for suggested films to watch, listed in no particular order. Enjoy!

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Who’s #1? AWFJ Wonder Women Countdown Of Best Fictional Female Characters

Our members celebrate liberated woman among their choices of our top 11 women characters, including a factory worker who demands her rights, a widow who founds her own successful company in the very unequal 1940s, two friends who take “Give me liberty or give me death” literally—and our No. 1 Wonder Woman. WHO IS SHE?

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