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.
LITTLE STEEL STRIKE OF 1937 Steel workers in Warren, Ohio take part in the "Little Steel" strike involving several small mills in the Midwest who refuse to sign a union contract. Passenger POVs from a train and an airplane bringing in food and supplies to protestors who refuse to leave the plants. Production continues in some instances but tensions are on the rise.
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.
ANTI-CRIME DEMONSTRATION An anti-crime demonstration has children and teenagers heaping toy pistols and real firearms onto a bonfire as part of a massive Chicago campaign to take the romance out of crime.
CCNY STUDENTS PROTEST FASCISM Students at CCNY hold a protest after learning that college President Frederick Robinson has invited a delegation of students from Italy and expelled students who protested his decision. A two-headed effigy of Robinson and Mussolini is carried about then burned.
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