STEEL WORKERS STRIKE Hundreds picket steel plants as the Committee for Industrial Organization fights to unionize steel workers across the U.S. Tensions grow to the point one Chicago plant puts up a first aid station for casualties as police arrive on the scene.
FORD WORKERS ATTEND CIO MEETING Some 15,000 Detroit, Michigan Ford auto plant employees attend a Congress of Industrial Organizations (C.I.O) meeting to plan massive strikes to bring unionization to the industry.
GOVERNOR CLOSES JOHNSTOWN STEEL MILL As the strike against Little Steel companies refusing to sign union contracts spreads to Johnstown, Pennsylvania Governor George H. Earle steps in with a heavy hand. He closes the Cambria plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and declares Martial Law despatching state police to oversee the situation.
AFTERMATH OF GM STRIKERS & POLICE BATTLE Tear gas smoke still drifts through the evening air after police attempt to eject General Motors sit-down strikers at the Flint, Michigan Fisher Body Plant No. 2. The strikers hold their ground in spite of 24 men being injured and a police car lies on its side after the battle is over.
FACTORY WORKERS STRIKE Nine hundred men and three hundred women workers at the Bendix Products factory in South Bend, Indiana sit idly at their machines for a week, refusing to leave the plant at all while their organization demands the dissolution of a company union.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:26:00, No Audio
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