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Author: Sturla Gunnarsson; Robert Collison; Henry Ramer; California Newsreel (Firm),
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1985.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Final Offer is the most comprehensive and candid look at collective bargaining on film. It takes viewers on an eye-opening journey behind the closed doors and into the smoke-filled rooms where labor and management negotiate. The filmmakers follow Bob White, president of the Canadian UAW, through the landmark auto strike at General Motors. We look on as White strategizes with his advisors, fields the angry demands of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Named Person: Bob White; Bob White
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sturla Gunnarsson; Robert Collison; Henry Ramer; California Newsreel (Firm),
OCLC Number: 1009109485
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed September 12, 2017).
Editor, Jeff Warren.
Credits: Photography, Leonard Gilday.
Performer(s): Narration: Henry Ramer.
Awards: Won 1986 Banff Television Festival, Grand Prize
Won 1986 Genie Awards, Best Feature Length Documentary Robert Collison, Sturla Gunnarsson
Description: 1 online resource (79 min.)
Responsibility: California Newsreel presents ; the National Film Board of Canada presents ; directed by Sturla Gunnarsson ; written & co-directed by Robert Collison ; producers, Sturla Gunnarsson, Robert Collison.

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Final Offer is the most comprehensive and candid look at collective bargaining on film. It takes viewers on an eye-opening journey behind the closed doors and into the smoke-filled rooms where labor and management negotiate. The filmmakers follow Bob White, president of the Canadian UAW, through the landmark auto strike at General Motors. We look on as White strategizes with his advisors, fields the angry demands of his members, and makes offers, threats and counter-offers during marathon bargaining sessions. We share the caffeine-frayed nerves, the mind-numbing exhaustion and the salty language which are the stuff of collective bargaining. The filmmakers also gained unrestricted access to GM's plants. They vividly capture the daily shopfloor skirmishes and tensions which comprise the subtext of labor negotiations. Remarkably, the filmmakers are even present when White and the chief GM negotiator strike a deal while riding the elevator. Final Offer gives those on both sides of the table an intimate understanding of the hidden pressures which shape any labor negotiation.

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