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Wildcat at Mead

Clara Heyworth10 January 2011

1972 documentary about a seven-week wildcat strike at Mead Packaging Corp. in Atlanta, during which almost all of the majority-Black workforce stayed out and won significant community support. The film was made by the October League, a communist group that played an important role in the strike. This version was digitized by a former member of the October League. For more on labor militancy and revolt from below during the 1970s, see Rebel Rank and File, a new collection from Verso which will be launched in New York on February 11th.