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Sunday, July 9 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Labor's Giant Step: The Flint Sitdown Strike of 1936-37

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The years 1936 and 1937 represented the highest point of class struggle in the U.S. to date—when a wave of sit-down strikes swept across U.S. industry. Those strikes built the Congress of Industrial Organizations and changed the face of the labor movement. The 44-day Flint sit-down strike, which was led by shop floor militants and socialists, has become legendary for its outstanding rank-and-file solidarity, which drew in thousands of workers from nearby cities; as well as its shrewd execution, which repeatedly outsmarted GM management in their attempt to force the strikers out of the plants. This presentation will tell the story of the Flint sitdown, placing it in the larger context of labor radicalism in this period.

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Julian Guerrero

Julian Guerrero was born and raised in Queens, NYC by his Colombian immigrant parents. An active socialist and writer, Julian has been active in many social movements like the Immigrant's Rights movement, the Black Lives Matter movement as well as student activism, and work p... Read More →


Sunday July 9, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
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