The UAW Takes Action
—They took it to the streets on June 7, 1937 —Following Flint's example, Lansing Amalgamated United Auto Workers Local 182 concluded a successful sit-down strike at Reo in April 1937. A subsequent effort to organize Capital City Wrecking Company resulted in the firing of workers, picket lines and an injunction. When union president Lester Washburn ignored the injunction, Sheriff Allan MacDonald came to arrest him at 2:00 A.M. Washburn wasn't home, so the sheriff arrested his wife and took her to jail, leaving their three children with a neighbor girl. When morning came, 2,000-5,000 people took to the streets in support of the union.
|Placed By||Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 700537 N 4734155|
|Decimal Degrees||42.73371667, -84.55028333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 44.023', W 84° 33.017'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 44' 1.38" N, 84° 33' 1.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||517, 989|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48933, US|
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