Strikes; Kelvinator Plant; Detroit. -Group Signing Strike Agreement

1937-02-09

Striking MESA (Mechanics Educational Society of America) workers stand inside glass door to the Nash-Kelvinator plant in Detroit, Michigan, as three women stand outside looking at them. "The strike was typical of the middle-level sit-downs that occurred during the next eight weeks, the two thousand workers in the plants were already organized, the strike began when the company failed to act on grievances arising from "misunderstandings" at the Plymouth Road and Fort Street facilities, the union immediately added wage demands, on February 9, while great events were in the offing at the Statler, MESA picketers captured the office building as well, saying that the company harbored strike breakers in the office," from Maurice Sugar: Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit 1912-1950, by Christopher H. Johnson.


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