Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains one hundred thirty six contracts dated 1911-1974.
Jacobs, Thornburgh and the union organizers discuss racism and gender discrimination in the mills, the ways in which the union helped to fight the above, and other topics.
Knoxville Central Labor Union published East Tennessee Labor News from 1933-1970. The collection consists of print copies of the East Tennessee Labor News, 1945-1970. The collection also contains undated photographs and reports.
Leonard and Mattie Knight discuss their careers as textile workers, the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal on life in the mills, their opinions of the 1934 textile workers' strike and other topics.
Leonard and Mattie Knight discuss how going to the eight hour day affected their lives, their recollections of the 1934 textile workers's strike, and the impact that drives for greater efficiency had on their work lives.
Leonard and Mattie Knight discuss Lucille Thornburgh, a union organizer in Knoxville, the reasons that they did not choose to live in mill villages, and they show the filmmakers around the exterior of the closed Brookside Mill.
Leonard Knight and Mattie Knight discuss working at Cherokee Spinning Company, the impact of Roosevelt's labor and social policies had on them, how the traveled around the country working various textile mills, and other topics.
Leonard Knight and Mattie Knight discuss the travels as cotton mill workers and their family relationships.
The textile workers in this video were working to unionize Cannon Mills in 1991. The workers read letters written by various participants of the 1934 strike and react to their contents. Thornburgh discusses her involvement with the textile workers' strike of 1934, the letters she wrote to Washington, D.C., and how the strike has impacted her life.
Thornburgh, Taylor and Childs discuss some of the songs sung in Knoxville, Tenn. during the textile workers' strike of 1934, the significance of the history of the strike, why the strike has been forgotten, the echos of the strike that Taylor and Childs have found in their own organizing work, and looking at the strike as a worker led movement. Jacobs discusses dealing with union members problems after the textile workers' strike of 1934.
Thornburgh discusses her involvement, as a woman, in leading a labor movement in Knoxville, Tenn., the accusation of being a Communist, African Americans and women in the labor movement, and the people and organizations she came in contact with through her union efforts.
Thornburgh discusses the National Recovery Act (NRA), her organizing work at Cherokee Mills, the impact of the Wagner Act, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 1929 strike at Loray Mills in Gastonia, N.C., and blacklisting. The last 10 minutes of the video consist of shots of various mills around Knoxville.
Thornburgh discusses her early family life, and she details how she began working in mills, the wages she received in comparison to other vocations, and her first exposure to a strike.
Thornburgh discusses union organizing, the textile workers' strike of 1934, blacklisting, Franklin Roosevelt, and the aftermath of the strike.
Thornburgh discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934, the New Deal, the NRA, union organizing, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 8 hour day, minimum wage laws and other topics.
Thornburgh discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934, union organizing, the impact of union organizing, the impact of the strike and other topics.
Thornburgh discusses union organizing, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the United Textile Workers of America, the NRA, women in the labor unions, and other topics.
Thornburgh discusses union organizing, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the Tennessee Valley Authority, her work with the AFL, her studies at Oxford, and other topics.
Thornburgh discusses union organzing, the textile workers' strike of 1934, her current volunteer work, and drives the documentary crew around Knoxville to her former home and other places.
Thornburgh discusses the several mills in Knoxville, union organizing, and the textile workers' strike of 1934.