Everyone benefits from organized labor
Our moving image archive continues to provide a look at history with excerpts
from Rice & Roses programs. We were surprised and happy to find a treasure
trove of material from film reels that were discovered at the Bishop Museum.
Today we feature an excerpt from a program that was produced sometime in the
late 1970’s. Many of our interviewees report that the efforts of organized labor
often go far beyond narrow collective bargaining issues and often benefit the
entire community, not just union members.
AQ relates numerous examples of this, one of the most significant examples was
the 1974 Prepaid Health Care Act.
Support from the community has made the AQ documentary, The Struggle Never
Ends, and our website, www.laborhistoryhawaii.org possible. We post new
excerpts from the website each month. Please share this bulletin and the link to
the website with colleagues and friends.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Chris Conybeare, Executive Producer