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(1979)

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  • Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the difficult, and possibly dangerous, struggle to unionize her factory.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>
  • Norma Rae is a lively, but dependable, wife and mother in an Alabama mill town. Like her father, her mother and most of her friends, she works at the Henley mill, spinning and weaving cloth as the days go by without much apparent purpose. Her "nothing special" life changes when she and her coworkers meet Reuben, a dedicated, smart-mouthed labor organizer down from New York to teach the Henley crew about solidarity in a place where workers and owners alike think "union" and "trouble" are synonymous.

    - Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>
  • A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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