Brothers On The Line

“If you want to know how we once created a ‘middle class’ - and what it will probably take to get it back - watch this movie.' - Michael Moore


Brothers On The Line is a fiscally sponsored project of IFP

This film is made possible in part by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Detroit Recreation Department, and Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of these Councils/Departments.

This project is also in partnership with the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation and funded in part by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.


The Walter & May Reuther Memorial Fund

CAW-TCA, Social Justice Fund

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation

The Yip Harburg Foundation

The Puffin Foundation

Michigan Labor History Society

West Virginia Labor History Association

South Charleston Museum Foundation

Oakland Township Historical Society

Center For Alternative Media & Culture

Center For Labor Renewal, Solidarity Education Fund

Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund

American Rights At Work Education Fund

Alliance for American Manufacturing

Entrust Capital, Inc.

Health Alliance Plan (HAP)

American Income and National Income Life Insurance Companies


Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS)

Communications Workers of America (CWA)

DC 37 Retirees Association, AFSCME

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)

International Association of Ironworkers (IW)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

IBEW Local 1245

International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

Local 1199/SEIU

National Education Association (NEA)

Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)

Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA)

United Auto Workers (UAW)

United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW)

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)

United Steelworkers (USW)

West Virginia AFL-CIO

Reuther, Fitzgerald, and Chittiappa families

…and additional friends and colleagues.