'Norma Rae' Textile Plant to Shut Down 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.
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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

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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.