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On this day in history: The Flint Sit Down Strike

Saturday, December 30, 2017 marks the 81st anniversary of an event that changed labor history: the start of the Flint Sit-Down Strike. (WEYI)

FLINT, Mich. --Saturday, December 30, 2017 marks the 81st anniversary of an event that changed labor history: the start of the Flint Sit-Down Strike.

It began on this date in 1936 when about 50 men sat down on the line inside General Motors' Fisher Body Plant 2, protesting the transfer of three inspectors who refused to quit the union.

Related: UAW workers remembered Sit-Down Strike with White Shirt Day

It ended 44 days later, when both sides reached an agreement that allowed the United Auto Workers Union to act as the bargaining agent for the workers.

Related: Workers’ call for change honored at UAW’s annual Labor Day celebration

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