On June 7, 1937, Lansing’s labor force took a holiday.
The 1950 “Treaty of Detroit” represents a pivotal moment in the offering of full medical benefits to the American worker.
This photo above originates with a 1937 strike. Specifically, it is a strike against the Newton Steel Company of Monroe, Michigan. In the photo, people flee as gas is unleashed against the strikers!
These women are in the midst of a sit-down strike against their employer – the Farm Crest Bakery of Detroit. It is February 1937, and sit-down strikes have become “all the rage!”
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