Tag: Walter Reuther

December 30, 1936 — The United Auto Workers union staged its first sit-down strike at the Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in Flint, Michigan. Led by Walter and Victor Reuther, union activists withstood

Too Old to Work—Too Young to Die!
—Walter Reuther devised slogan in the UAW fight for pension plans

May 9, 1970 — Walter Reuther (1907-1970) died in a plane crash. He was a die maker who pioneered the establishment of the United Automobile Workers union and served as the UAW president from 1946—1970.

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