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Unformatted text preview: vented companies from replacing workers with strikebreakers to continue production. Outline of North American Labor History… THE CIO AND INDUSTRIAL UNIONISM (CONTINUED) The Flint Sit‐down Strike • Most famous sit‐down strike — 1937, against General Motors Corp. in Flint, Michigan. • Lasted 44 days. GM eventually capitulated to the CIO. • CIO organized automobile industry and steel industry — United Auto Workers (UAW) and United Steelworkers of America (USWA). • Sit‐down movement left lasting mark on American history; set groundwork for similar sit‐down tactics in the: Civil rights and antiwar movements of 1960s and 1970s. Nuclear‐freeze movement of 1980s. Environmental movement of the 2000s. SIT‐DOWN STRIKE AT GM AUTO FACTORY IN FLINT, MICHIGAN. 5 SOC 313: Survey of Sociology of Work Outline of North American Labor History… THE CIO AND INDUSTRIAL UNIONISM (CONTINUED) Legislative Gains • Solidified workers’ hard‐won gains into lasting structures. • NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT of 1935 (N...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course SOC 313 taught by Professor Edwards during the Fall '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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