Detroit History: The Imperiled UAW’s 1937 Best Friend

As the Flint GM sit down strike neared its moment of truth 75 years ago, coal miners’ union founder John L. Lewis filled the leadership vacuum at the top of the UAW.

Unlike the snobbish, pro-skilled trades American Federation of Labor, Lewis’s Congress of Industrial Organizations preached strength in numbers among ordinary auto workers.

Get the whole story in Joe Donovan’s Detroit History report:

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