Strikes; Cadillac Motor & Fleetwood; Detroit

1937-01-16

Group of striking auto workers smile and wave with banners behind them reading, "We have just begun to fight" and "Make Detroit a Union Town." "The GM sit-down strike moved into Detroit on the morning of January 8, when Walter Reuther, president of the west side local called a Cadillac sit-down that affected thirty-eight hundred workers, four days later about ninety of the more than thirteen hundered workers at Fleetwood which made the bodies for Cadillac sat down at their jobs and forced the plant's closing," from Sit-Down: The General Motors Strike of 1936-1937, by Sidney Fine.


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