Ravetchhis screenwriters, understand and fervently evoke in their often stirring new film, "Norma Rae. DorseyVelma Stackhouse. The film, which was shot in Alabama, places its characters in a recognizable social contest that neither parodies nor patronizes them.
They're hostile, yes, and careless about the welfare of their employees. Sign in to vote. Grace ZabriskieRay Towner. These newer movements were by no means ideologically opposed to unions.
InFranklin Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act, which guaranteed workers the right to form unions, strike, and collectively bargain. The writers also managed to neatly sidestep the temptation to turn the mill's management into a horde of rotten, filthy, violent lawbreakers.