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December 30, 1936

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Autoworkers at the General Motors Fisher Body No. 1 plant in Flint, Michigan, occupy the factory and begin a sit-down strike that lasts 44 days. The strike ended in a victory for the workers on February 11, 1937, when GM signed a contract with the United Auto Workers, recognizing the union as the sole bargaining agent for the workers in all of its plants.

December 30, 1936

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Autoworkers at the General Motors Fisher Body No. 1 plant in Flint, Michigan, occupy the factory and begin a sit-down strike that lasts 44 days.  The strike ended in a victory for the workers on February 11, 1937, when GM signed a contract with the United Auto Workers, recognizing the union as the sole bargaining agent for the workers in all of its plants.

December 28, 1936

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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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