In early 1978, Neil Leighton, a political science professor at
the University of Michigan-Flint, went to an academic conference
at Duke University. While there, he ran into Professor Laurence
Working on the line at General Motors in Flint was a job many men
needed desperately in the 1930's, but it was also tremendously difficult.
Terrible working conditions, combined with unfair and devious payroll
practices, made the auto plants of Depression-era Flint into ripe
locations for union organization...(more>>)