Solidarity Screening: Harlan County, USA

  • Mayday Space 176 Saint Nicholas Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States

Socialists, labor allies, and NYC-DSA members: join us on May 4th for a screening of Barbara Kopple’s “Harlan County, USA” to help raise a solidarity fund to support the more than 300 warehouse workers struggling to save their jobs and win a union contract at B&H Photo.

Harlan County, USA chronicles the bitter and violent struggle waged by coal miners during a strike in 1973 in Eastern Kentucky against the Eastover Mining Company. The story focuses on the miners and their families' fight for decent living standards in an area where many still live in shacks with no indoor plumbing and work at jobs with little security and dangerous conditions.

In 2014 a small group of B&H Photo warehouse began leadership training with the Laundry Workers Center, and in 2015 they voted to form a union. Now, during negotiations for a first contract, management at B&H is threatening to shut down its Brooklyn warehouses and relocate 75 miles away in New Jersey.

Representatives from the Laundry Workers Center, as well as some of the warehouse workers, will be present to discuss the campaign.

Admission is free. And because this is a labor event, there will be drinks (in exchange for small donations).

For more information, contact: Mike Aperauch at mike.aperauch[at]gmail.com