Matewan (1987)

Based on the “coal wars” in WV during the 1920s, this is the story of Joe coming to town to organize the strikers into a union. To win, he must unite all factions–whites, Italians, & blacks.

Salt of the Earth (1954)

During a strike for equal pay & safer conditions. the Mex-Am. miners’ wives take over picket duties when a court forbids the men from picketing, with the men not happy about household chores. The mine owners try to break the strike but lose to the determination of the strikers.