Business and Labor Coalition of New York

is proud to be a part of the

Workers Unite Third Annual Film Festival

See the 1989 Documentary about the Ed Koch Scandals!

May 12th 4 p.m.

at the Cinema Village Theater

(12th and University Place)

"On the Merits, Patronage Politics and Civil Service in
New York City,"

Narrated by Ed Asner

Produced by Lou Gordon, BALCONY Director

and Brad Michaelson

Directed by Joe Hamill

A CWA LOCAL 1180 production!

For tickets to this program (Program 10): TICKETS

May 4, 2014

 Opening Night Is This Friday At Cinema Village In NYC!

The full film and event schedule is up and ready for your inspection. Films and directors are listed too. Many wonderful choices. Please check them out. 


Our focus this season is on income inequality and how workers by organizing and uniting into unions can fight back against this widening income gap. The Workers Unite Film Festival team has been hard at work previewing films, setting up new venues, organizing partnerships and building the best worker/labor film festival we can for our third season.


Click here to Buy Tickets



Our themes of equal pay for equal work for women, dignity and legal status for immigrant workers, a living wage for all, including fast-food workers and workplace rights and justice for every employed person every type, be they on a shop floor, driving a taxi or working in the old and deadly garment sweatshops of Bangladesh, or the new high-tech sweatshops of the social media industry. We are all in this fight together!  


We have forged partnerships with The School of Visual Arts and their MFA in Social Documentary Film program in an effort to recognize the next generation of filmmakers who choose to film stories about the lives of workers and their struggles.  We continue to partner with the Murphy Institute of CUNY to help build the next generation of union leaders.

We have an amazing poetry night event on Thursday May 15th, with many hot NYC poets, including Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir, as well as over 45 films on workers stories and their fight for dignity and fairness.


Please go to our website and see what we have done this past year, the stories we have been able to showcase to the community.


Please donate from our homepage www.workersunitefilmfestival.org
Donate from the Tee Shirt link on our homepage and you'll get our cool new WUFF 2014 Festival Tee shipped to you in the mail!

Please visit our website at www.workersunitefilmfestival.org for more information, the schedule, to see what's new for 2014, and to read about the films and directors/2014. BUY TICKETS NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!
2014's festival is bigger & better because of you and needs your continued support. Please visit our website and please buy tickets online and make a donation to help support the festival. We'll send you a cool festival tee shirt. 


We are grateful to our ongoing sponsors, including The Rubin Foundation, US ImagingNetworks, Amalgamated Bank, BALCONY NY, APALA, American Income Life/NILICO, The Puffin Foundation, The National Writers Union, CWA 1180, Amalgamated Life Insurance Co, Inc, Magnacare, SEIU 32BJ, 1199 SEIU, Winston Financial, The NYC Central Labor Council, Freelancers Union, SVA Soc Doc, NYTWA, RAP, DWUA, ROC, Jewish Labor Committee, Workmen's Circle, The Working Theater  and many other true heroes of workers and labor labor.   







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Lou Gordon, Director





Alan Lubin, Co-Chair Labor
Catherine M. Abate, Co-Chair Non-Profit, President/CEO, Community HealthCare Network

Executive Board

Anthony Potenza, Executive Director, New York Labor Health Care Alliance
Anita Kartalopoulos, Partner, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

Cynthia D. DiBartolo, Tigress Financial Partners
Mark Jaffe, BALCONY Treasurer; President, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
Bruce Ventimiglia, Saratoga Capital Management

BALCONY Support Team

Lou Gordon, BALCONY Director
Richard Winsten, Counsel, MSEK
Katie Brandenstein, BALCONY Events Consultant
Michael Lawrence, BALCONY Policy Consultant
Kevin R. Weaver, Web Master and Computer Consultant

BALCONY is a 501c(4) non-profit. Contributions are not tax deductible and BALCONY makes no political endorsements nor campaign contributions.