Critical Writing Index

Notes Toward a Morphology of Labor Video

by Fred Glass

Afterimage, Sept. 1989, v. 17, no. 2, pp. 8-12

Fred Class identifies labor video situated within three problems: the corporate restructuring of the economy, labor's decades-long political draft, and labor's changing public image over the same period. These factors affect the current discourse of labor speaking through a central cultural medium (video) to particular audiences. Glass discusses this context, the emerging forms of labor video, produced over the past decade and considers future directions for labor video. Video provides an appropriate medium for labor activism, with it's structure for distribution - aiming to reach it's audiences (minorities, immigrants and youth).

ITEM 1989.109 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

TestimonyAmalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union

From Bedside to Bargaining TableLyn Goldfarb

From Bedside to Bargaining TableTami Gold

AFT 1493: The MovieFred Glass

One on OneLabor Institute of Public Affairs

The case of the Grieving WaitressFred Glass

Time to say Yes, DukakisLabor Institute of Public Affairs