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The great Flint sit-down strike against General Motors, 1936-1937

How industrial unionism was won

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Published by Progressive Labor Party (USA) in New York, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPamphlet
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26376575M

The Flint sit-down strike, also the great GM sit down strike, a – strike against General Motors The Strike wave of –46, also the great strike wave . 2 Sidney Fine, Sit-Down: The General Motors Strike of (Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press, ), The most comprehensive account of the Flint sit-down strike is Fine's Sit-Down. See also Sidney Fine, "The General Motors Sit-Down Strike: A Re-examination," American Historical Review (): ; John.

  Known as "White Shirt Day," Feb. 11 marks the 75th anniversary of the most famous of these sit-down actions, the General Motors Flint Sit-Down Strike.   After the violence and uncertainty of the sit-down strike, things in Flint returned to normal. In , Flint Police Sgt. Wilburn Legree began his role as “The Singing Cop,” visiting community schools to teach generations of kids about safety through : Peter Hinterman.

  "The United Auto Workers' struggle for recognition is the focus of this program recalling the sit-down strikes against General Motors that were settled by the union in February Included. Progressive Labor Party pamphlet, 'The Great Flint Sit-Down Strike Against GM, ' ( edition) rubber, auto, steel, electrical and other basic industries. One by one giant manufacturing corporations like General Motors, United States Steel, General Electric and Goodyear, the massive industrial aggregates of monopoly capital, were compelled.


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The great Flint sit-down strike against General Motors, 1936-1937 Download PDF EPUB FB2

Over 44 days in andmembers of the fledgling United Auto Workers union managed to bring an auto behemoth to its knees in a sit-down strike that became one of the most decisive victories Author: Erin Blakemore.

In this classic study, Sidney Fine portrays the dramatic events of the –37 Flint Sit-down Strike against General Motors, which catapulted the UAW into prominence and touched off a wave of sit-down strikes across the United States/5(3).

The great Flint sit-down strike against General Motors, The great Flint sit-down strike against General Motors, by Walter Linder.

Publication date Topics Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader Year plus-circle Add Review. comment. Reviews. Of particular interest today are the author's concluding remarks regarding the similarities between the sit-down strike movement of the 's and the civil rights movement and the college sit-ins of our own era.

The GM sit-down strike marks the close of one era of labor-management relations in the United States and the beginning of by:   Jeremy Brecher's account of the great sit-down strike in the General Motors plants in Flint,where workers occupied the factories and won big concessions.

In the first documented book-length study of this violent confrontation, Sidney Fine portrays the dramatic events of the strike that catapulted the UAW into prominence and touched off a wave of sit-down strikes across the land/5.

Flint Sit-Down Strike () By  Catherine A. Paul Workers inside one of the plants mark day 21 on the strike calendar, Flint, Michigan.

Photo: Courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University. The day Flint, Michigan sit-down strike of - 37 marked the beginning of decade of intense union activity.

It was, as the BBC later noted, 'The strike heard round the world'. 1 Nellie Beeson Simons died in a nursing home in Flint on 21 February,   Sit-down strike begins in Flint At 8 p.m. on Decemin one of the first sit-down strikes in the United States, autoworkers occupy the General Motors.

in Flint, and was a leader of the sit-down strike against General Motors, During World War II, Mr. Reuther took a leave of absence from the UAW to serve as a labor information specialist with the War Production Board (WPB).

He briefly served in the U.S. Army before being recalled to the WPB. The great Flint sit-down strike against G.M. / Walter Linder; The great sit-down strike / by William Weinstone; Sit-down: the General Motors strike of ; The labor wars: from the Molly Maguires to the sitdowns; Sit-down strike [Hospital Employees' Federation] [picture] / Pryor.

☯ Full Synopsis: "In this classic study, Sidney Fine portrays the dramatic events of the Flint Sit-down Strike against General Motors, which catapulted the UAW into prominence and touched off a wave of sit-down strikes across the United States.

Basing his account on an impressive variety of manuscript sources, Fine analyzes the strategy and tactics of GM and the UAW, describes the life of.

General Motors brass and many Flint residents were horrified at the sit-down tactic employed by the strikers. They saw it as an offense to the American tradition of property rights and assigned the blame for its introduction in Flint to "outside agitators", "radicals", and "reds.".

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Click Download or Read Online button to THE GREAT FLINT SIT DOWN STRIKE AGAINST G M 37 book pdf for free now. The great Flint sit-down strike against G.M., how industrial unionism was won / Walter Linder The great Flint sit-down strike against G.M. / Walter Linder The labor wars: from the Molly Maguires to the sitdowns.

Flint sit-down strike; Filed under: General Motors Corporation Sit-Down Strike, The Great Sit-Down Strike (New York: Workers Library Publishers, ), by William W. Weinstone (multiple formats at ) Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms. The Flint sit-down strike, - Jeremy Brecher Submitted by Steven.

on Sep 4 Jeremy Brecher's account of the great sit-down strike in the General Motors plants in Flint,where workers occupied the factories and won big concessions. Historians describe the 44 day Flint General Motors Sitdown Strike of as the most significant event in the history of the Labor Movement.

In the days and months following the Sit Down Strike there was to be no segment of American Industry, commerce or the professions to remain untouched as the visible rewards which worker solidarity.

On NovemGeneral Motors workers started their sit down strike, which at the time was legal, gaining control of the Body Plant Number One in Flint. On January 1,workers controlled a second Plant in Flint. The General Motors Corporation Sit-Down Strike of remains probably the most significant historical event which has taken place in Flint.

Its success, in making the United Auto Workers the bargaining agent for the employees of General Motors Corporation, has been discussed in numerous studies of the labor wars of the s and inspired. Books: Fine, Sidney.

Sit-Down: The General Motors Strike of Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, Kraus, Henry. The Many and the Few: A Chronicle of the Dynamic Auto Workers.

Los Angeles: The Plantin Press, Reuther, Victor. .The Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan ina dynamic turning point in labor history, changed not only the auto industry but American industry as a whole.

In the years since the strike, historians have scrutinized it in many different contexts, although rarely has it been the subject of an entire : Brandi Nicole McCloud.GM Sit-down strike and Michigan Governor Frank Murphy The Flint sit-down strike against General Motors changed the United Automobile Workers (UAW) from a collection of isolated locals on the fringes of the industry into a major labor union and led to the unionization of the domestic United States automobile industry.