Honoring Walter and May Reuther


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Forty-eight years ago today, the UAW lost a great leader, Walter Reuther, his wife May, and four others in a tragic plane crash near Onaway, Mich., May 9, 1970. In an unprecedented show of respect and solidarity, on the day of Walter and May’s funeral, May 12, UAW members at over 300 plants across the U.S. and Canada turned off their machines and halted assembly lines for three minutes to honor their fallen leader.

Below is a digital copy of the June 1970 Solidarity magazine, which honored the life and leadership of Walter Reuther:



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