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The first part of this video is of an ACTWU press conference about the disputed vote over unionization that occurred at the Fieldcrest Cannon Mill in Kannapolis, N.C. The second part of this video is with the unidentified vice-president of the ACTWU local at Fieldcrest Cannon. He discusses the current drive for unionization within the context of previous attempts at unionization, how this campaign differs, and his beliefs about the union.
The first half of this video consists of a union rally by Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) members. The second half of the video consists of a press conference given by ACTWU to discuss the results of a inconclusive election that occurred at the Fieldcrest-Cannon plant in Kannapolis, N.C.
The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks contains three scrapbooks of printed material, 1976-1991, when the union attempted to organize Cannon Mills (Kannapolis, N.C.). The scrapbooks cover textile industry issues such brown lung, the ACTWU's involvement in other mills, and Kannapolis' problems with illiteracy and crumbling infrastructure. The bulk of materials in the ACTWU vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks fall between 1976 and 1981.
Irby discusses his life, working at the mill and YMCA, and union strikes.
Irby discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934, a strike that occurred in Kannapolis in 1921, working conditions in the mill, and other topics.
Blanche Willis and her daughter Kay discuss what it was like during the Civil Rights movement, and Kay describes what it was like to be the first African American woman to be employed at the Cannon Mill.
Willis discusses segregation in the mills and the community, domestic service, going to work in the the textile mill and her husband's work in the textile mills as both a janitor and a machine operator. The Plant Six Women discuss the recent Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union election results at the Fieldcrest-Cannon textile mill.
Willis discusses her work as a domestic servant, her husband's work in the mills both pre and post integration, and her childhood in Kannapolis.
Freeman and Melton discuss the textile workers' strike of 1934, the National Guard being called into Kannapolis, working in the mills, later unionization campaign, and other topics.
Milton and Freeman discuss the relationship between Cannon Mills and the Kannapolis police department, the 1974 unionization campaign at Cannon Mills, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the relationship between churches and the mills,and the erasure of working class history in Kannapolis.
Milton and Freeman discuss policing in Kannapolis and its ties to the Cannon Mills, union organizing, the textile workers' strike 1934, the integration of Cannon Mills and other topics.
Freeman discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934 in Kannapolis, N.C.
Grey discusses church involvement in favor and against union organizing as well as race relations in the mill and the union.
Haynes discusses tactics that Cannon Mills used against the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union during the 1991 unionization campaign, her family history in textiles, media coverage of the 1991 unionization campaign and other topics. The interview with Willis consists mainly of instructions on the format for answers of the questions in the interview.
Haynes, Lewis, Bonnie, Bob, and several unidentified mill workers discuss the role of the union in the textile mills, and why they are members of the union.
Haynes, Lewis, Bob, Bonnie, Brenda and several unidentified mill workers discuss the textile workers strike of 1934, the relationship between the union and textile mills, their beliefs about the union, and other topics.
Haynes discusses the impact of the textile workers's strike of 1934 has had on currents efforts to organizer Fieldcrest Cannon in Kannapolis, N.C., and talking about her family's history as textile workers and as union organizers.
Haynes discusses her union organizing, African Americans and the union, her mother's battle with brown lung and other topics.
This video is shot outside of the Fieldcrest Cannon plant in Kannapolis, N.C. It was shot on the day that union elections were occurring. There are no names given for narrators. George Stoney interviews with 2 anti-union workers and 2 pro-union workers.
The first part of this interview is with various workers from the Fieldcrest Cannon Plant in Kannapolis, N.C. Rodgers discusses anti union campaigns, racism and perceptions of Southern textile workers.