Walter Reuther Auto industry executives called him the most dangerous man in Detroit, but to thousands of auto workers, labor organizer Walter Reuther was a hero. Thirty years ago May 9, Reuther and his wife May were killed in a plane crash. Host Don Gonyea revisits the life of the man who gave carmakers pensions, raised wages and morale, and championed progressive politics and civil rights throughout his dramatic career.
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Walter Reuther

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Walter Reuther

Walter Reuther

Walter Reuther

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Auto industry executives called him the most dangerous man in Detroit, but to thousands of auto workers, labor organizer Walter Reuther was a hero. Thirty years ago May 9, Reuther and his wife May were killed in a plane crash. Host Don Gonyea revisits the life of the man who gave carmakers pensions, raised wages and morale, and championed progressive politics and civil rights throughout his dramatic career.