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The title of this DVD concisely expresses the prevailing conditions as workers in the late 1800's dared to fight for a shorter work week.

Teachers: This documentary provides an excellent opportunity to help students understand the historic struggle of workers to organize in order to gain dignity and respect in the workplace. It tells the story in photographs, documents and historical footage and covers major events in American labor history.

Every Apprentice Program, Union Library, Union Hall will benefit by making this story available. It makes an ideal refresher course for those already acquainted with contributions of the laboring men and woman of the U.S. and the excellent basis of understanding for students and workers who are unaware of their legacy of labor.

We Want the 8-Hour Day
No Discrimination … No Child Labor
Ludlow … Homestead … Pullman …Haymarket

Powderly … Debs … Gompers
Lewis … Randolph … Chavez

Working Americans will see themselves in the faces, voices and situations of the past and present. Photographs, documents and orginal film footage—some of it vintage—depict the human struggle, the accomplishments and failures of the "common man." The historical context of a growing young nation living through an experiment in self-government provides clues for the future.

From Captain John Smith to Cesar Chavez…from the first boatful of African slaves to the first teachers' strike…from the Memorial Day Massacre to modern collective bargaining, "IF YOU DON'T COME IN SUNDAY…DONíT COME IN MONDAY" shows the great strides that have been made toward improving the quality of life for working Americans.


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