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Directed by Julia Reichert, Jim Klein, Miles Mogulescu

United States 1976 48 mins. In English

Told through the eyes of three remarkable women, Union Maids opens up one of the great untold stories in our history: the fight to form industrial unions in the first half of the 20th century. The film follows Stella, Sylvia, and Kate—all humorous storytellers—as they leave their small farms for promise of greater job opportunities in Chicago and eventually join the battle for better conditions for factory workers. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Genres: Documentary