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Rochester Labor History & Labor Education

Learning the history of work and the history of our unions here in Rochester.

Educating ourselves, our students and our community about our work and our unions today.


2019 marks the 30th annual Rochester Labor Film Series at George Eastman Museum!

Commemorating the centennial of Chicago’s historic race riot, the Series opens with The Killing Floor, the film on black and white packing house workers that birthed the Rochester Labor Film Series.

This year we also honor a true filmmaker to the working class, Ken Loach, with two films: Versus, a documentary about his work, and Sorry We Missed You, his latest feature film. Other new films include At War, about current struggles of auto workers, and Nae Pasaran, about the solidarity of Scottish and Chilean workers following the overthrow of Allende.

The Series includes masterpieces by several other world renowned directors: Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov), accompanied live by the Alloy Orchestra; Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi); The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Jean Renoir); and The Apartment (Billy Wilder).

View the full 2019 Labor Film Series Schedule

RochesterLabor.org is sponsored by the Ronald G. Pettengill Labor Education Fund.

Educational events include the the annual Labor Film Series at the George Eastman Museum, the Labor Lyceum and occasional events such as conferences, workshops, and concerts.


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