Salt of the Earth

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Salt of the Earth

strike

Salt of the Earth

Release Date: March 14, 1954

Year    :   1954
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   History, Drama
Production Companies    :   Intl Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers, Independent Production Company (IPC)
Director    :   Herbert J. Biberman
Producers    :   Paul Jarrico, Jules Schwerin, Jules Schwerin
Writers    :   Michael Wilson
RunTime    :   94 mins.

The issues the miners strike for include equity in wages with Anglo workers, and health and safety issues. Ramon Quintero helps organize the strike, but at home he treats his wife, Esperanza Quintero, as a second class citizen. Esperanza, who is pregnant with their third child, is usually passive, but she changes her attitude when the men are forced to end their picketing by a Taft-Hartley Act injuction.




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