Celebrating White Shirt Day Anniversary
Today is the UAW’s annual White Shirt Day honoring the anniversary of the brave men and women who, in 1936-37, created the recognition of the UAW for the first time in a strike against General Motors in the Flint Sit-Down Strike that ended Feb. 11, 1937. Each year on White Shirt Day men and women throughout the UAW wear white-collar attire traditionally donned by management to remember the sacrifices and victories of workers. Today, and everyday, we say thank you for laying the foundation of the middle class and workers’ rights, Flint Sit-Downers. This photo was taken Feb. 11, 1937, the day the 44-day strike ended.