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Episode 658: Strike One

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Episode 658: Strike One

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Episode 658: Strike One

Episode 658: Strike One

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Flint sit-down strikers sitting down. Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University. hide caption

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Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University.

Flint sit-down strikers sitting down.

Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University.

The Flint sit-down strike of 1937 is the birth of unions as we know them. It's a story that includes, among other things, bravery, cunning, and auto-part projectiles flung out of giant sling shots.

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