Crystal Lee Sutton: Thunder in North Carolina

September 2009
People's Weekly World;9/19/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 16, p8
The author focuses on Crystal Lee Sutton and her role on the establishment and union recognition of 3,000 textile workers at the Roanoke Rapids mills owned by JP Stevens in 1974. The author notes that a book and an award-winning movie entitled "Norma Rae" was inspired by Sutton's outstanding and dramatic role in the union victory. Sutton was fired due to her union activity. Later on, Sutton battled also with her insurance company which denied her claim for expensive drugs. The compensation was given but her cancer had set in and let to her death.


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