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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Flint Sit-Down Strikes of 1936

While Hitler was busy abolishing unions, they were getting started in the U.S.

On Labor Day, unlike other national holidays, you don't find the networks running retrospectives...

The Spit Shine is no labor history buff, but you gotta know what you don't know, so here is:

The Flint strike , though it was precipitated by local conditions—a fierce unrelenting speed up on the GM assembly line, the involvement of a Ku Klux Klan-like organization called the Black Legion in suppressing labor unrest in GM plants—was part of a national movement to win bargaining rights for industrial workers.