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UAW Labor Monument

Labor Museum & Learning Center of Michigan

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2003–July 31, 2004
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

The sit down strike in Flint from December 1936 to February 1937 significantly changed the national labor movement and industrial relations. This conflict between a fledgling United Automobile Workers (UAW) and General Motors was instrumental in affirming the right of labor to bargain collectively and the value of human dignity to all workers. Funding will support a monument created to pay tribute to the men and women who dedicated their lives to the labor movement. It is free-standing and consists of a granite base, a surrounding walkway of bricks and six bronze figures representing various workers involved in the strike, including a Women’s Brigade member. The monument will be dedicated on Labor Day, September 1, 2003 and will stand in a lot adjacent to the UAW Region IC headquarters building.The Labor Museum & Learning Center of Michigan was established to educate, commemorate and provide a central location to pay tribute to the history of the labor movement.