Lansing's Labor Holiday

Lansing's Labor Holiday (tmp-0cbd8)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 44.023', W 84° 33.017'

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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.
HM Numbertmp-0cbd8
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700537 N 4734155
Decimal Degrees42.73371667, -84.55028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.023', W 84° 33.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 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 AddressAt or near 201-299 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48933, US
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