Norma Rae

I watched Norma Rae the other day. It’s partly based on the life of Crystal Lee Sutton, a hardworking textile worker who helped to unionise the J. P Stevens factory she worked in. It’s a good film not least because it’s based on real people. The part where Norma Rae stands on table holding up a piece of card with the word union until she is taken away by the police, really happened to Crystal Lee Sutton. The film highlights the problems people face unionising their places of work and is a ‘must-watch’ for anyone who talks about the concept of ‘cheap labour’ as something acceptable.

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