You see, the sit-down strike is a communist weapon, purely and simple. Heh heh, a lot of people don't like to think of that, but that's what it was, because up until the uh... well, they a couple little, three sit-down strikes just here and there you know, in the country, but up until that time, Labor and Managment wouldn't talk until Labor left Managment [inaudible], see?

And of course in the mines and some of them places where the managment owned the houses, then they had to move out and go into another place of their own

Show Transcript Speaker: Frank Funk. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 6-21-1979. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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