Posted on the Internet Archive by Pendleton Film.
Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.
“While a group of Mexican-American miners goes on strike for equality with their white counterparts, their wives struggle for some equality of their own. 1954. Part 1 of 3.” moviesfortheblind.com
“When the striking miners face physical and legal pressure, their wives force their hand about doing more than serving coffee and food. Part 2 of 3.
“As Esperanza (Rosaura Revueltas) gains confidence among the sisters of the union, Ramon (Juan Chacon) and some of the brothers lose theirs – a weakness the bosses can exploit. Part 3 of 3”
Discusses the pro-union motion picture, Salt of the earth, made by film industry personnel blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Presents interviews with Paul Jarrico, producer of the 1954 film, and with others associated with the film and the labor problem it explored.