Reflections on American Factory Documentary from Co-op Dayton’s ED, Lela Klein


The Executive Director of our sister union co-op network Co-op Dayton and long-time labor lawyer, Lela Klein, was a content consultant on the Netflix Documentary American Factory. She reflects on the struggles of blue collar workers as portrayed in the film saying, “American Factory gives a rare cinematic look at the working lives of blue collar workers in both the US and China, documenting their struggles and sacrifices in the wake of unchecked corporate power. We see workers in both countries squeezed by the pressure to make a profit at any cost, including trampling of workers' right to unionize and to a safe working environment. The film's final shots serve as a call for workers around the world to see themselves as "tied in a single garment of destiny." #economyforall #liberateourfutures