UNCG Campus Weekly

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Matthew Barr

On April 20, 2017, the Pro Humanitate Institute of Wake Forest University screened “Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights”, a feature-length documentary directed by Matthew Barr, professor in UNCG’s Department of Media Studies. “Union Time” tells the story of the successful 16-year fight to organize a union at the world’s largest pork slaughterhouse, operated by Smithfield Foods in Tar Heel, NC. Following the screening Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute, moderated a discussion of the film that included Barr as well as several workers who had been a part of the struggle.