Today in Labor History

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June 5, 1998


3,400 members of the United Auto Workers walk off the job at a General Motors metal-stamping factory in Flint, MI, over broken promises to upgrade the facility, beginning a strike that will last seven weeks and stall production at GM facilities nationwide.   A week later, 5,800 workers walked out at another plant over GM’s outsourcing of labor to non-union plants.


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