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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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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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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

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

Summary: Using historical footage and dramatic reenactments, this film focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights -- the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the some of the most exploited people in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Poverty Law Center 2012

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

Summary: From acclaimed Chicago filmmaking collective Kartemquin Films comes a collection of three important labor stories of the 1970's. These films not only allowed the workers and their union to tell their compelling stories but they also affected the course of events for each union. -- container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2006

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

Miller, Judith

Summary: When Pullman Car Works employees walk out in protest over their wages and high rent, Olivia Mott is torn between her loyalty to the company and her love for Fred DeVault, in this action-packed finale to the bestselling historical series.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Miller 2008

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

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

Malerich, C. S.

Summary: "C. S. Malerich's The Factory Witches of Lowell is a riveting historical fantasy about witches going on strike in the historical mill-town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Faced with abominable working conditions, unsympathetic owners, and hard-hearted managers, the mill girls of Lowell have had enough. They're going on strike, and they have a secret weapon on their side: a little witchcraft to ensure...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tordotcom Book 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MAL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAL

Stilton, Geronimo

Summary: Geronimo and his friend Hercule Poirat venture into the sewers to find the origin of the horrible stink that is driving all the mice away from New Mouse City--and learn an important lesson about recycling.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2020

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Tatlock, Ann.

Summary: The Great Depression and a strike at the grainmill greatly changes Virginia's life and outlook as her physician father begins to work with the unemployed and the strikers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolionas 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAT

Bridges, Sarah.

Summary: Explains what happens when you drive a garbage truck.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2005

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