The sitdown strike in my own opinion, it is altogether against the constitution of the United States and anything else because it would be wrong for me to go to your house, walk in your door, run you out, and sit down and say I'm not going to leave until you give me so-and-so. Eh, it's no, its, eh, it's no more or no less that, it just a illegal forcible entry and taking over someone's property, which is not in line with the constitution of the United States. No. Effective? Yes. It was damned effective, because it brought General Motors to its knees, to cure some of these things that, without a doubt there, there was lots of, there were, there were abuses without a doubt.

Show Transcript Speaker: Floyd Root. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 6-4-1978. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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