Tag: sit-down strike

President Dennis Williams Speech on White Shirt Day event at UAW Local 599 in Flint

President Dennis Williams speaks at White Shirt Day event at UAW Local 599 in Flint and draws parallels between what happened then and what is going on today. “When labor grows, our nation grows…. Stay focused. Be brave. More than anything, live in solidarity!”

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on White Shirt Day

It’s been 80 years since the Flint Sit-Downers’ victory. The Flint Sit-Down Strike was called the strike heard around the world because it was more than a strike. It started a mass movement for change in this country.  What was at stake for them 80 years ago? Everything. The laws were stacked against them. They risked their lives to gain respect and dignity. The success of the Flint Sit-Downers showed the country — and most importantly, it showed other workers that they deserved to have a seat at the bargaining table with the boss as EQUALS. There are many lessons ... Read more

Witness to the 1936-37 Flint Sit Down Strike – Geraldine Blankinship

Today is White Shirt Day, where we remember the Flint Sit-Down Strikers that paved the way for working people across the nation.