A manufacturing plant shuts down for the day after all of it’s employees leave in protest.
Antoine Dangerfield, a 30-year-old welder in Indianapolis, IN, recently recorded a wildcat strike in progress on the floor of a construction plant.
The striking workers were Latino men and acting in response to two of their co-workers being sent home by their white boss (who Dangerfield says is racist) for disobeying orders. Dangerfield estimates over a hundred workers walked out in solidarity.
Dangerfield’s hilariously enthusiastic commentary is what many people are reacting to, but it’s also the touching display of worker solidarity.
The video quickly went viral on YouTube and Facebook, racking up millions of views. Unfortunately, Dangerfield told Jacobin, the video led to his firing (after management initially tried to pay him off with $250 to take it down). He says it was worth it, calling it a “life-changing” experience.
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