Crystal Lee Sutton, aka "Norma Rae"
August 13, 2012 -
When the CIO launched a campaign to organize Southern workers in 1946, the region's elite fought back by exploiting fears about race and communism -- and fear remains the biggest obstacle to organizing today, as the UAW's campaign to unionize Nissan's Canton, Miss. plant shows.
April 12, 2010 -
Last fall, Crystal Lee Sutton -- a woman whose bravery in organizing textile workers in the 1970s was immortalized in the film "Norma Rae -- died of brain cancer after battling her insurance company for yea
January 8, 2010 -
A celebration is planned for Saturday, Jan. 9 in Greensboro, N.C. to honor the life of Crystal Lee Sutton, the union activist who was the inspiration for the film "Norma Rae."
October 1, 2009 -
By Linda Meric Crystal Lee Sutton, the woman whose life inspired the 1979 film "Norma Rae," about a brave union organizer, died of cancer on Sept. 11 after struggling in 2008 with her health insurance company.
September 14, 2009 -
The North Carolina union organizer who was the inspiration for the movie "Norma Rae" died on Friday of brain cancer after a battle with her insurance company, which delayed her treatment. She was 68.
March 2, 2007 -
The Academy Awards have come and gone, pulling in over 40 million viewers and proceeding without any noticeable glitches or controversy. As Robert Nathan and Jo-Ann Mort recently wrote in The Nation, it also passed without any films that made a strong political statement.
July 25, 2005 -
Here at Facing South, we haven't commented much on the massive upheavals in the AFL-CIO, which are now playing out in the labor federation's convention in Chicago, starting today.