SIT-DOWN STRIKES HIT PA HOSIERY MILLS Hosiery mills in Berks County, Pennsylvania feel the sting of sit-down strikes as hundreds of workers protest working wages and conditions at various factories. Loved ones smuggle supplies to those inside while others who are locked out content themselves with picketing.
STRIKERS BREAK WINDOWS DURING GAS ATTACK A gas attack against sitdown strikers at a Waukegan, Illinois Fansteel auto parts plant results in plenty of broken windows and strikers who stay put. People outside supply those inside with baseball bats in the event they are attacked again and need to break more windows.
PHILADELPHIA TRUCK DRIVERS STRIKE Philadelphia truck drivers go on strike leaving their vehicles in the streets while they gather at Union headquarters. Meanwhile thousands of dollars in food deliveries are held up on loading docks everywhere.
NATIONAL GUARD ARRIVE IN YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO National Guard troops arrive in Youngstown, Ohio after the Governor declares martial law during the steel strike. Some of the people greet the guardsmen enthusiastically but the union workers are less than thrilled.
AUTO UNION WORKERS PASS OUT PAMPHLETS Hundreds of United Automobile Workers attempt to bring the Ford Motor Company within union ranks passing out pamphlets to workers as they march on the River Rouge plant in Detroit, Michigan.
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.
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.
GENERAL MOTORS LABOR STRIKE ENDS A six-week strike that has paralyzed General Motors and kept 135,000 men out of work ends as Michigan Governor Frank Murphy, U.S. Department of Labor's conciliator James F. Dewey and other employers and union representatives sign a settlement that all agree to. Happy workers everywhere leave the plants they've been striking against to celebrate.
1965 LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE A longshoremen's strike paralyzes shipping from Maine to Texas. The piers lie idle with supplies piling up and ships passengers coming in find themselves doing handling their own luggage. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
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