As part of MPR News series “Austin at a Crossroads: 25 years after the Hormel strike,” MPR’s Elizabeth Baier profiles Austin, 25 years after the Hormel labor strike that tore apart the town. Baier reports on the changes that took place in the aftermath of 1985 strike, including the reliance on immigrant workers, which some long-time Austin residents struggle with.
Report is first in a three-part series.
Click links below for other parts of series:
2010 NBNA Eric Sevareid Award, first place in Hard Feature - Large Market Radio category
2011 MNSPJ Page One Award, first place in Radio - Mini-documentary/In-depth Series category