Unions

The Last Pullman Car Arrives on DVD

The Last Pullman Car is now available on DVD. Purchase it here.

The award-winning 1983 documentary is about union workers fighting closure of a Chicago rail car plant. Capturing the workers’ struggle against elected officials, the Pullman-Standard Company and the national union, the 28-year-old film couldn’t be more relevant than in today’s harsh economic times.

A new DVD feature shows the film’s main subjects emotionally returning to the building of the former plant to watch the film with an invited audience. One workingman from this audience asks them what lessons can he learn from their experience: “You know we have to start supporting people and the political arena that supports the working class,” one of the film’s subjects firmly answers.

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Monday, September 5, 2011 9:00 pm

A special WTTW broadcast of Taylor Chain I & II, in honor of Kartemquin's 45th anniversary.
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