Today in Labor History

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December 28, 1936


Autoworkers begin a sit-down strike at the General Motors Fisher Body plant in Cleveland.  Two days later, the strike spread to the plant in Flint, Michigan, and continued until GM recognized the United Auto Workers as the bargaining agent for its employees in February 1937.  [Image:  Homer Martin, president of the United Auto Workers, speaks to autoworkers during the Fisher Body strike in Cleveland.]

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