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Join filmmaker, WSLC’s Sims at Americonned screening June 15

SEATTLE — There will be a special screening of the award-winning new film, Americonned, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 at the AMC Pacific Place 11 theater, 600 Pine St. in downtown Seattle. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sean Claffey, the film’s director; April Sims, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and Mike Buchman of Solid Ground.

Get advance tickets here. If union members present their membership cards at the door, both they and one guest will get 50% off both tickets.

Americonned is a feature documentary about income inequality in the U.S. and its tragic destabilizing effects to Americans. Deep inequality has led to radicalization at every level of society, and this powerful film depicts what happens when America hits its tipping point, by looking back through our history at similar critical moments of instability. The labor movement of the past was born in times like these.

Despite an increase in productivity in recent decades, compensation for the American worker has been stagnant. In addition, 47% of American jobs are at high risk of being lost to automation and AI by the mid-2030s.

In this David vs. Goliath story, Chris Smalls leads a movement to unionize Amazon workers for the first time, after the corporation fired Smalls for speaking up for workers’ rights. He is inspiring legions of workers to, as the late-great Congressman John Lewis said, get into “good trouble.”

You can learn more about the film here.

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