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Summary: In her breathtaking and assured debut feature, Lynne Ramsay creates a haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood. Set during Scotland's national garbage strike of the mid-1970s, Ratcatcher explores the experiences of a poor adolescent boy as he struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him. Utilizing beautiful, elusive imagery, candid...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: "A housebound trophy housewife steps in to manage the umbrella factory run by her tyrannical husband after the workers go on strike. To everyone's surprise, Suzanne proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF POT

Summary: July, 1899: When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the distribution price one-tenth of a cent per paper, ten cents per hundred, the newsboys, poor enough already, are outraged. Inspired by the strike put on by the trolley workers, Jack "Cowboy" Kelly organizes a newsboys' strike. With David Jacobs as the brains of the new union, and Jack as the voice, the weak and oppressed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Video 2002

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2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS NEW

Laughlin, Rosemary.

Summary: Describes the events leading up to and occurring during the lockout and strike of railroad workers working for the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1894, and its impact upon American labor unions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morgan Reynolds Pub. 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 331.892 LAU

Markel, Michelle.

Summary: An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LEM

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LEM

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LEM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J331.892 MAR

Summary: "Bisbee '17 is a nonfiction feature film by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene set in Bisbee, Arizona, an eccentric old mining town just miles away from both Tombstone and the Mexican border. Radically combining collaborative documentary, western and musical elements, the film follows several members of the close knit community as they attempt to reckon with their town's darkest hour. In...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF BIS

Summary: Follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate a single mystery--the disappearance of a young man on the overnight ferry to Shetland--that evolves into an increasingly complex case, leading the investigation from the Shetland Islands to the streets of Glasgow.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SHE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Sh

Summary: Glasgow's finest take on the city's worst crimes in Taggart, a gripping cop drama with a hard-edged Scottish burr. Witty scripts and deadpan humor give this quintessentially Scottish series universal appeal.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2009

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TAG

Stanley, Jerry

Summary: The story of Annie Clemenc and the 1913 strike by copper miners employed by the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company in upper Michigan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 1995

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CLE

Smeallie, Kyle

Summary: "After the destruction of Earth, Kay, the sole human survivor, is inadvertently rescued by intergalactic trash collectors named Arizona and Euclid. Stumbling through a galaxy full of humorous adventures together, they meet new faces, get in lots of trouble, and say big words"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Iron Circus Comics 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 SME

Summary: In 1968, the female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant, walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF MAD

Greene, Jacqueline Dembar.

Summary: Ten-year-old Rebecca Rubin is injured during a strike at the sweatshop where her uncle and cousin work when she tries to give a speech, while keeping a big secret from her family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC GRE

Stuart, Douglas

Summary: "Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's war on heavy industry has put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. Shuggie's mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2020

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7 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STU

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STU

Summary: U.K. gay activists work to assist miners during their extended strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY PRI

Summary: Elmo and his beloved blue blanket are inseparable. When Oscar carelessly tosses the fuzzy blanket into his trash can, Elmo dives in after it. He is suddenly plunged into Grouchland - the land of Grouches, stinky garbage and the greedy Huxley who hasn't learned how to share.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 1999

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2 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SES

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: J DVD Movie Elmo 1999

Bissonette, Aimée M.

Summary: "Hallie Morse Daggett loved spending time outdoors, hiking among the tall trees of the forests in California's Siskiyou Mountains. She wasn't afraid of the bears, coyotes, and wildcats. But Hallie was afraid of fire and understood the threat it posed to the forests, wildlife, and people. And more than anything, she wanted to devote her life to protecting her beloved outdoors; she decided she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DAG

Durbin, William

Summary: In 1905 fifteen-year-old Otto describes in his journal how he travels from Finland to America, joining his father in a dreary iron mining community in Minnesota and becoming involved in a union fight for better working conditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DUR

Wilson, Karma.

Summary: The zoo animals go on strike until the tears of a disappointed little girl make them realize that they actually like what they do.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E Wil

Summary: When Clara arrived in America, she didn't know that young women had to go to work and grow up fast. But that didn't stop Clara. She went to night school and helped her family by sewing in a factory. She never accepted that girls should be treated poorly with low pay, so she led the largest walkout of women workers the country had seen. She learned that everyone deserved a fair chance, to stand...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV BRA

Summary: Chronicles the 1973 Harlan County, Kentucky coal miners' strike against the operators of the Brookside mine and the Duke Power Company, which resulted from the company's refusal to honor the national contract of the United Mine Workers of America when the miners joined the union.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 331.89 HAR

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAR

Maki, Wilbert B.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [s.n.] 1983

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.89 Maki,

Summary: Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma, and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mom Marion has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn's Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY WIL

Kelly, Jack

Summary: "A vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history. At the pinnacle of the Gilded Age, a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees brought commerce to a standstill across much of the country. Famine threatened, riots broke out along the rail lines. Soon the U.S. Army was on the march and gunfire rang from the streets of major...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.892 KEL

Wasek, A.A.

Summary: One of America's most famous - and most deadly - labor strikes occurred in The Copper Country of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula in 1913, and its major events are described through the eyes of sixteen-year old Emilia Rytilahti. Emilia and her younger sister Heli are first-generation American born Finns, who see and personally experience the prejudice of the era against their family and their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Wasek,] 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAS

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