Film: 8838

Industry + Work | 1950 | Sound | Colour

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Industrial Relations in America 1950's

Workers demonstrate for an annual minimum wage. The strike of 1939 at General Motors Pickets with placards. (b/w)
(Colour). Poster reads " 40 hours pay Any week you work, 52 pay checks guaranteed… ". Man speaks about unions in discussions with employers. Unions are worried about unemployment. Employers say it’s a scheme for idleness, " something for nothing ". Men and women clocking in for work at the factory. One years redundancy pay. Men working on a assembly line. Employers discuss the scheme. Its another benefit like holidays or sickness benefit. Lots of discussion about employers liability. U.S.A. unemployment benefit scheme. Workers leaving a factory. Economic depression battle lost in Cold War.


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