Norma Rae And The Mill Management Essay

1724 Words Jul 27th, 2015 7 Pages
As she is copying down the bulletin, all the male supervisors approach Norma and begin harassing her and then questioning her about making phone calls on company time. At this point Norma Rae becomes defensive and unruly during the questioning and requests the full names of all the gentleman in the office with her. The mill management refuses and demand that Norma Rae to leave company property immediately, Norma refuses and she combatively exclaims that if they want her to leave the sheriff needs to come get her and take her home. After that, she again refuses to leave and storms out of the office and goes into the weaving room and instead gets up on one of the tables after creating a sign stating “Union” and hold it up for everyone to see and read. This causes other mill workers quit working and turn off their machines to watch and support Norma. After a few moments the sheriff arrives and drags Norma from the mill. per the mill’s management and takes her to jail. This outburst and general disregard for authority after refusing to leave the property when being repeatedly told to do so were direct actions of a union representative, and the resulting work stoppage would result in a ULP section 8b-7 violation (United States, 1997).
After so much time and effort put in by Norma Rae, Reuben and the other union supporters, it comes down to an election on whether or not there should be a union in the textile mill. The vote was depicted to have taken place in one of the…

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