The Flint Sit-Down Strike Audio Presentation


I don't think that the general public really knew what was going on, because everything was kept so quiet, you know about [cough] like I say I never had any idea that there was going to be a stike or a sitdown, or, and er, sitdown was. I tell you I wanted, I wanted a Union not so much for the money, I wanted a Union for the seniority part so you got laid off when it was your turn and got hired back when it was your turn, and to have a little say so about the speed of that line. Like I say you couldn't do quality work, it just wasn't possible that you could do quality work the way you had to work

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

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