Flint sit down strike http://michiganradio.org en Marking the end of the Flint Sit Down Strike http://michiganradio.org/post/marking-end-flint-sit-down-strike <p>Saturday marks the 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the&nbsp;end of&nbsp;the&nbsp;Flint&nbsp;Sit Down Strike.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hundreds of UAW members gathered in Flint&nbsp;today&nbsp;to commemorate the pivotal moment in the history of the union movement.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Union members honored in song the six surviving sit down strikers and women&rsquo;s brigade members who gathered to mark the anniversary of the strike that many say legitimized the United Auto Workers union.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:23:33 +0000 Steve Carmody 6186 at http://michiganradio.org Marking the end of the Flint Sit Down Strike 75 years ago: Flint autoworkers clash with police http://michiganradio.org/post/75-years-ago-flint-autoworkers-clash-police <p>Last month, Michigan Radio&#39;s Steve Carmody visited Flint to <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/flint-sit-down-strike-75-years-later">report on the 75th anniversary of the start of the Flint sit down strike</a>, a work stoppage at multiple GM facilities beginning in 1936, which Carmody says was &quot;pivotal to the birth of the United Auto Workers,&quot; and had profound implications for American organized labor in general.</p><p>Carmody writes:</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:55:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5740 at http://michiganradio.org 75 years ago: Flint autoworkers clash with police Flint Sit Down Strike - 75 years later http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-sit-down-strike-75-years-later <p>Today&nbsp;is the 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary of one of the key moments in&nbsp;the history of organized labor in the United States:&nbsp;The beginning of&nbsp;the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_Sit-Down_Strike">Flint Sit Down Strike.&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Flint Sit-Down Strike was pivotal to the birth of the United Auto Workers.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Three-quarters of a century later the echoes of the event still resonate.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 5583 at http://michiganradio.org Flint Sit Down Strike - 75 years later