The Flint Sit-Down Strike Audio Presentation


I was one of the first out of Fisher Two to get acquianted with Bob Travis. I was one of the first see, and after I got, Bob Travis talked to me I thought, well what the hell there's only one thing to do, and that's get this plant organized because he was telling me, and so was Burt Harris how good Fisher One was doing.

And I thought, by God we can organize Fisher two because all you had to do was mention that it was a new union that had nothing to do with the AF-of-L and uh... it had the United Mine Workers backing us, and uh...what was... Dubinski... garment workers. The United Garment Workers, and see, we were told this, that all them people were backing us. So I thought, well my God with that kind of power we're surely oughta be able to do something. And uh... so I was selling that to the boys in the plant, but you didn't have to have some sales pitch, everybody was ready for unionism.

Anything to help support, cause we had to have something that would take care of us, we knew that. So uh... it wasn't any job to organize the plant, we got that done, we got that done in good shape.

Show Transcript Speaker: Maynard Mundale. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 7-22-1980. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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