FILM TALK: “Local 1196: A Steelworkers Strike”

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m. — the Battle of Homestead Foundation presents a free Zoom program with award-winning filmmaker Sam George discussing his new film “Local 1196: A Steelworkers Strike” documenting the 106-day strike at Allegheny Technologies Inc. in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania.

Citing unfair labor practices, the steelworkers of USW 1196 struck in March, 2021. “Local 1196” gives an inside look at picket line conversations, fiery union hall debates, family discussions in union member living rooms … unique insight and access into the daily struggles of American blue-collar workers faced with a critical career disruption.


FILMMAKER Sam George is a documentary filmmaker for the Bertelsmann Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington DC. His 16 films to date have focused on the global intersection of politics, economics, social issues and daily life with locations in Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, Latvia, Turkey, Mozambique, Italy, India and the U.S. He is co-author and editor of The No Collar Economy: Exponential Change and the Digital Revolution, a graphic arts book published by the Bertelsmann Foundation in 2017, and Our Digital World.

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