The Flint Sit-Down Strike Audio Presentation


You had man, like they always say, come crawlin' out of the woodwork. Men who had been afraid to even, uh... scratch their butt on company time, saw that the company could be beaten, and then they were roosters you know, they were just... we saw a lot of that.

Men that had been too scared to even partake of the sit-down strike were just in there making demands to beat hell I mean, you know. But it was kind of funny in a way, they also knew the men who had won the strike; men who had taken part in it. Every officer elected in the union, almost was a guy who had been in the sit-down strike, cause they knew who they were.

Show Transcript Speaker: Irving King. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 3-16-1980. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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