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January 11, 1937 – Striking United Automobile Worker members shot by police
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January 11, 1937 – Striking United Automobile Worker members shot by police

(Flint Journal) 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...

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