THE STRIKE MAP
In Sidney Fine's description, "GM's factories, `long, squat, and
seemingly all windows', were dispersed throughout Flint: Buick, which
took up nine million square feet of floor space, in the north, Chevrolet
and Fisher Body No. 2 in the west, Fisher Body No. 1, the largest plant
of its kind in the world, in the south, and AC Sparkplug in the east.
GM's 47,247 employees as of December, 1936, constituted more than two-thirds
of all the gainfully employed in the city and more than one-quarter of
the city's entire population. It was estimated that 80 percent of Flint's
families were dependent on GM's payroll."
The map is only an approximation of the location of the plants and their
spatial relationship to each other in 1936-37.
Use the + (plus) and - (minus) arrows to zoom in and out of the
map. Click and drag the pointer within the map to move from plant to plant.
Click on a plant or icon to read about it and to hear audio clips pertaining
to that location.