If You Don’t Come in on Sunday, Don’t Come in on Monday
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Available on DVD Running time 60 minutes
This documentary was made for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers (ACWA) in 1964. The union was formed in the early 1900s by immigrant workers — Jewish, Italian, Eastern European, etc. The movie documents their early efforts to win a union, the events of the Depression and the New Deal, World War II. It ends with the 1963 civil rights march on Washington , linking the struggles of the union with those of the civil rights movements. Old newsreel footage and folk songs by Pete Seeger and others are included to explain the political and historical changes of the time. Along with If You Don’t Come in on Sunday, Don’t Come in on Monday, it is an excellent film to show as part of a lesson on American labor history.
Available from the Labor Heritage Foundation for $39.20