Drawing the Line at Pittston

Program

subtitle
Identifer
Program 42
Production Year
1990
Runtime
28m
Description
This program chronicles the year-long miners strike against the Pittston Mine Company in western Virginia. Though a landmark event in the history of labor (one of the largest labor disputes in the last fifty years), this working people's strike garnered little attention in the mainstream media. Using interviews with striking miners and their families, members of the clergy, labor leaders, students, and others affected by the strike this program documents the gradual political awakening of a community whose livelihood is threatened by corporate greed.
Location
Virginia
Language
English
Keywords
Labor Movement