The Flint Sit-Down Strike Audio Presentation


At first they didn't know whether to walk out, or set down, but uh... they discussed the fact that if they walked out, they could just lock the doors and that would be it, because people didn't have money to live on or anything, and, but by setting down, they more or less had control of the property, which isn't quite legal I would think, and uh... so that's what they decided would be most effective.

Uh... but they knew when those - I don't know how they knew it, unless they was watching him in Detroit - they knew ahead of time when they was brining in the goons from Detroit. They was all quite happy when the National Guard came in, cause it was bad there for awhile.

Show Transcript Speaker: Evely Gillette. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 2-25-1980. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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