With babies and banners [videorecording] : story of the Women's Emergency Brigade/
a film made by the Women's Labor History Film Project; director and producer, Lorraine Gray; producer and historian, Lyn Goldfarb; associate producer and production manager, Anne Bohlen.
Franklin Lakes, N.J. : New Day Films, 1978.
1 videocassette (45 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
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Franklin Lakes, N.J. : New Day Films, 1978.
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Archival research, Anne Bohlen; editors, Mary Lampson, Melanie Maholick; cinematography, Ting Barrow, Max Reid, Lorraine Gray.
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Interviewed: Genora Dollinger, Babe Gelles, Lillian Hatcher, Mary Handa, Helen Hauer, Laura Hayward, Nellie Bessons Hendrix, Della Parish, Sybil "Teeter" Walker.
Using archival footage and interviews with veteran members, this program traces the history of the Women's Emergency Brigade from its origins in the 1936 auto workers strike at the General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan, a strike which marked the turning point for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). While the role of the women - wives, mothers, sisters and girl-friends of the strikers - was critical to the strike's success, there remains tensions about the influence women should have within unions.
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