Deadly Corn: Campaign for Justice at the Staley Manufacturing Company (1994)

21 Feb


Synopsis (AFSC): Produced by supporters of the strike by workers at the A.E. Staley corn sweetener plant in Decatur, IL, this program is an excellent review of the basic grievances behind the decision to strike. Shows that because of corporate attitudes about the dangerous chemicals used at the plant, the Staley company is becoming dangerous to the health and safety of its 800 workers and the community around it. Interviews with workers who talk about the horrors of a particular incident are a powerful indictment of corporate greed and indifference. Excellent sections on the hidden corporate web of control that Staley is part of and on issues of health and safety in the workplace. Can be followed up with Struggle in the Heartland.


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