Today in 1937: United Auto Workers organizers and Ford Service Department men clash in a violent confrontation on the Miller Road Overpass outside Gate 4 of the Ford River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.
It became known as “The Battle of the Overpass.” Henry Ford announced “We’ll never recognize the United Automobile Workers Union or any other union.”
Though General Motors and Chrysler signed collective bargaining agreements with the UAW in 1937, Ford held out until 1942.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a Madison Infoshop Collective meeting. New volunteers are always welcome. Help keep your local community activist resource clearinghouse alive and kicking! This is at 6:30pm at Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. More info at 262-9036, or visit madisoninfoshop.org.
The City of Madison will recycle rinsed out hard plastic pots and trays when brought to their drop-off locations at 4602 Sycamore Avenue and 1501 West Badger Road. They do not accept light plastic, multi-celled packs, or white plastic number 5’s. For more info, call 267-2626.
W-O-R-T needs volunteers to answer phones at the station for our summer pledge drive, June 3rd thru 16th. Please sign up as soon as possible via W-O-R-T’s home page: wortfm.org, or call the station at 608-256-2001 during business hours.
Books to Prisoners is a non-profit organization sponsored by Rainbow Bookstore that sends books to prisoners in Wisconsin and other states. They accept donations. More details at 257-6050 or visit rainbowbookstore.coop.