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UAW History: Bendix Sit-Down Strike

The first sit-down strike in the U.S. auto industry by workers wanting to join the UAW happened on Nov. 17, 1936, in South Bend, Indiana, at Bendix Products Corporation. By the mid-1930s sit-down strikes had become a popular way to leverage grassroots worker activism to gain rights in the workplace, but none had the impact the first UAW strike at Bendix would as it became the main precursor to the famous Flint sit-down strike that would begin just over a month after the Bendix strike. Part of the Bendix workforce belonged to the Bendix-Stromberg Workers Federal Labor Union #18347 which ... Read more