Come and see an awesome documentary that gives a rare, intimate view of workplace organising. The film will be screened at the new cinema in Abbeydale Picturehouse. Entry will be £3, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The money will go to covering the cost of a community screening license for the film. The event will be introduced by members of Sheffield IWW, who will talk about their organising work in the area and upcoming organiser training courses.
When: Friday the 13th (1930 doors, film rolls at 2000)
Where: Picture House Social (383 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1FS 0114 258 1690)
“New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.
Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers will battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.”
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/399006720277788/
Venue Info: http://picture-house-social.com/