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Yes, while I was watching the movie, I couldn’t help but wonder if the people who bought the fabric made on the backs of the Southern workers from the owners of the factory Norma Rae worked at switched to cheaper, unregulated, non-union foreign fabric after Norma Rae’s victory. How sad that instead of a lasting triumph, the triumph of America’s unions merely set the stage for later shifting of production overseas.

I was searching for more information about Norma Rae when I stumbled upon your review. Thanks very much! The opening scene (the mass production, the miserable working condition)strikes me hard because it is what happening in China now. This is another “once upon a time in America”, the days before textiles are made in China” .


Ron Leibman and Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979)

There has been definite progress due to the fact that previously blacks and women were not even included in unions of only skilled workers such as the AFL. Norma Rae is similar to The Great Gatsby in some respects but also