Union Time: Fighting for Worker's Rights poster

Union Time: Fighting for Worker's Rights

2020, Documentary

Release Year: 2020
Country: United States 
Director: Matthew Barr, Cornelia Barr
Writer: Matthew Barr, Cornelia Barr
Producer: Curtis Austin
“Featuring Danny Glover”

This film tells the story of the UFCW’s 16-year long fight to organize Smithfield Food’s pork processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina. The victory at the world’s largest slaughterhouse brought justice and fair working conditions to 5,000 workers, and is one of the most significant wins for organized labor in the 21st century.


About the directors

Matthew and Cornelia Barr are the filmmaker/writer team behind the Unheard Voices Project, a nonprofit that produces documentaries about working people and communities, especially those impacted by globalization and social/political change. Read more.
Matthew and Cornelia Barr with the Golden Gate Bridge in the back