"Can't Take No More" viewing

June 15, 2015

Brown Bag Labor Lunch Series #2

Can't Take No More (1979) This quick paced history of occupational health and safety in the U.S. from the Industrial Revolution to the 1970s, narrated by Studs Terkel, was produced by OSHA and distributed in 1980. In 1981, the then newly-elected Reagan Administration's OSHA recalled the film and destroyed most copies. Organizations receiving OSHA training grants were threatened with a loss of funding if they showed this film to workers. Rare archival footage and photos touch on some of the major issues responsible for dramatic tragedies as well as on the day-to-day dangers that cause long-term health problems. It also connects the health and safety movement with the civil rights and environmental movements. When one considers what this agency has turned into, it's amazing to see what it was once capable of. (27 minutes)

LOCATION: Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood, 55 Harrison Street #400, Oakland