Throwback Thursday-Norma Rae (1979)

Standing up for yourself and what you believe in is never easy.  Especially when standing up for yourself means that you might not be able to put food on the table.

In Norma Rae (1979), the title character, played by Sally Field works in a factory. As a single mother, her job is the only income that allows her to take care of her kids. But the working conditions are intolerable.  A union would provide the workers with the job and the protections that other employees take for granted. But forming a union is dangerous. Does Norma have the courage to form the union or will she meekly go on with her work?

I saw this movie years ago, but it has stayed with me since then. Sometimes in life, we have to take a risk, even if we know what the end result will be if we fail.  After 36 years, this movie continues to be an inspiration for anyone who dares to stand up against injustice.

I recommend it.

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