Founded in 1935, the mission of the United Automobile Workers union focused on improving working conditions in automaker facilities. They soon gained support across the industry, leading to a sit-down strike that started on December 30, 1936 at the GM Fisher Body Plant No. 2 in Flint, Michigan. On this day in 1937, violence erupted at the site as police tried to prevent the strikers from receiving a food delivery from local supporters.
National Guard with machine gun overlooking Chevrolet factories number nine and number four. Flint, Michigan. By Sheldon Dick for the Farm Security Administration - Office of War information
Dubbed the “Battle of the Running Bulls” by the auto workers, bulls a reference to the police force, both the strikers and police reported inj...