So ultimately the book was just posted online. H. James Shea Jr. was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives who drafted a bill challenging its constitutionality of the Vietnam War, thus enabling Massachusetts residents to ignore the draft. Previous bylines:I'm a New York-based journalist covering breaking news at Forbes. On her own, Reichert has directed “Union Maids” and “Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists”, two of my favorite documentaries.Like most workers, those who had been working for GM enjoyed excellent pay and benefits. Graduate students under the direction of a friend of mine were translating my book, Why Unions Matter, into Chinese. As he lies in the hospital bed, his only interest is in figuring out how his injuries might be exploited to further the workers struggle.Lin Dong, Peng’s comrade-in-arms who wisely left with the 11 women before the cops came, has spent time in prison for his organizing efforts. The impatience and contempt of the Chinese investors toward their U.S. workforce and the consequent cultural conflicts are highlighted to devastating effect, illustrated by what American viewers will find to be an uncomfortable dissection of their own culture, in all its fatuous self-indulgence, by amazing footage of lectures on the subject by Chinese cross-cultural consultants as they lecture Chinese workers and supervisors sent to Dayton to show Americans in how things should be done. The Chinese supervisor looks at him with a puzzled expression as if the duct tape was supposed to be used on machines. Jill Lamantia, left, and Fuyao chairman Cao Dewang, right.At least some of them pursued cases against Fuyao—and left with settlements. American Factory review – a sobering documentary by the Obamas 4 / 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars. Now, under Chinese ownership, there have already been 11 in the first year.One of the more telling scenes in the film involves the forklift operator who has been able to move out of her relative’s basement. We see him on a street handing out a labor law handbook that can be used by workers to understand their rights. Ohio is at-will and can terminate at any time for any reason,” he says, adding, “It would be nice to recoup some of the money I lost. She turned out to be right. Ajit Singh, a Grayzone regular, wrote If aiding national economic development—a term utterly devoid of class criteria—means cheating workers out of benefits and beating up labor organizers who defend them, then what’s the difference between Chinese socialism and capitalist rule? Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America. I hold a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. “I was fired just days after the UAW filed a petition to represent a unit of Fuyao employees.“It didn’t seem fair since I had a good record with the company,” Harper added in the testimony. I hold a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
The documentary “American Factory,” directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, illustrates the economic dynamics that have led the United … I avoided press screenings since I assumed that anything produced by the Obamas had to be tainted.After seeing it for the first time this week, I can happily report that it makes an ideal accompaniment to “We the Workers”. One woman in her fifties, a former forklift operator, has had her house foreclosed. What evidence does it take to show that these things are not true. Throughout the film, we see Panyu organizers hammering away at the idea that a united working class can win victories.Toward the end of the film, we see a group of workers celebrating such a victory.