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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:18 PM

THIS DAY -in 1937, the UAW-GM Flint Sit-Down Strike ended

From Congressman Dan Kildee, (D-Flint, MI)
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On White Shirt Day, stand in solidarity with the hardworking men and women in organized labor.


Today we celebrate White Shirt Day: a day when the brave men and women in my hometown of Flint organized a sit down strike to demand fair wages, better labor standards and workers’ rights. After 44 long days, the Flint Sit-Down Strike ended on February 11, 1937, and helped to create the modern day labor movement. Unions help to build the foundation for America’s middle class, paving the way for better wages and creating safer working conditions for all workers.

Every Feb. 11th, we wear white to honor the sacrifices and victories of those brave workers in the ‘36-’37 Flint strike. I’m proud to join my brothers and sisters in the labor movement to remember this important anniversary.

Now more than ever, it's important that we stand together in support of organized labor.

Just last week, the Democratic-led House passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, legislation to make it easier for workers to unionize, stop so-called “right-to-work” laws and protect workers.

Will you stand with me? Add your name to stand with the hardworking men and women in organized labor →


The Labor Movement has a strong history in our state. I‘m so proud to call Flint home and it continues to be the honor of my life to work hard for all men and women in Michigan’s Fighting Fifth District. I believe that it’s our collective duty to continue to champion policies that protect the rights of workers everywhere in our nation.

On White Shirt Day, and every day, we thank the brave workers and organizers who fight for labor rights, and reflect on the sacrifices from those of the past who’ve given victories to everyday Americans.

Add your name and tell Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to pass the PRO Act and support workers rights!

In solidarity,

Dan Kildee
Congressman, Michigan 5th.

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Layzeebeaver Feb 2020 #1

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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:39 PM

1. My grandfather participated in those initial strikes

He was a very proud and faithful union member.

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