In August of 2005, the mechanics at Northwest Airlines went on strike. The Red Tail is the story of one of those mechanics, Roy, who would see his job of 23 years outsourced to Hong Kong. The film poses the question: “What if workers were as globally connected and organized as their employers?”
The Twin Cities-based filmmakers are holding a fundraiser event, Rock the Red Tail, on Saturday, March 22. There will be some excellent live music from Joanna James, Mike Gunther, and more. Proceeds from this event will go to support the final shoot of the film The Red Tail as they travel to mainland China.
Watch for a forthcoming UpTake interview with the filmmakers about the state of labor and the proposed merger between Northwest Airlines and Delta.