Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses

DVD - 2006
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Maya is an undocumented worker who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer.

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voisjoe1 Mar 15, 2014

Bread is for the necessities of life and roses are the little extras that make you more than alive. This must be the best union organizing movie of the 21st century. That is not really saying much as union organizing movies are as rare as compassionate conservatives. It is amazing that somebody (director Ken Loach) would have to come from Britain to make a movie that depicts just ordinary working folks in America.

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doeraymee
Sep 05, 2013

Started out so violently that I shut it off after about 4 minutes.

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