1937: The Battle of the Overpass

May 26, 2018 all-day

Walter Reugher and Richard Frankensteen About to Be Attacked by Ford Hired Thugs

Unions fight for the rights of workers. But those battles are more often fought these days on picket lines, in contract negotiations, and through media coverage. However, violence and intimidation against union organizers and members can be found throughout labor history β€” and May 26th’s historical event was one of the most significant examples of that; a battle that ultimately cost the capitalists their cover-up of lies and deception.

Source :

Bryce G. Hoffman, “The Battle of the Overpass, at 75; Fight between Ford, UAW a turning point in Detroit history”, Detroit News, May 24, 2012.

Brent Snavely, “UAW leaders and workers commemorate the Battle of the Overpass at Ford’s Rouge complex”, Detroit Free Press, May 26, 2012.

Battle of the Overpass, Reuther Library at Wayne State University.

This Day in Resistance History: The Battle of the Overpass, Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy.

Battle of the Overpass wikipedia entry

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