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DamonPearl94
10-03-2016, 01:34 PM
UAW walks out on Ford - Oct 03, 1961 - HISTORY.com (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uaw-walks-out-on-ford)


On this day in 1961, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union goes on strike at Ford plants across the country to win higher wages and better benefits for its members. It was the first company-wide strike since Ford had agreed to a collective-bargaining deal in 1941. Ford had been the last of the Big Three automakers to recognize the union, and it did so grudgingly; the UAW would organize his workers, Henry Ford famously declared, “over my dead body.”