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'Norma Rae' Textile Plant to Shut Down

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'Norma Rae' Textile Plant to Shut Down

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'Norma Rae' Textile Plant to Shut Down

'Norma Rae' Textile Plant to Shut Down

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The South's first major unionized textile mill will shut down this month. The WestPoint Stevens plant in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., was the site of a bitter union fight in the 1970s that inspired the award-winning movie Norma Rae. NPR's Adam Hochberg reports.