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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:17 PM

Flint Sit-Down Strike marker near former Chevy in the Hole site vandalized again

Source: MLive

Flint Sit-Down Strike marker near former Chevy in the Hole site vandalized again
By David Harris | dharris5@mlive.com
on December 13, 2012 at 4:13 PM, updated December 13, 2012 at 4:34 PM Print


FLINT, MI -- On the same day thousands of union members protested right-to-work legislation in Lansing, a plaque in memory of one of the union movement's most famous victories was found defaced.

Green paint now covers the gold letters on both sides of a historic site marker for the Flint Sit-Down Strike.

The marker describes events that took place in 1936-37 and that led to recognition of the UAW by General Motors.

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"It's a great disrespect for the Sit-downers because they, as much as anybody, were responsible for the great American middle class," said Art Reyes, president of UAW Local 651. "It's just a shame that someone in Flint, knowing the history we have here, would go forward and do something like that."


Read more: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/12/flint_sit-down_strike_monument.html#incart_river

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Reply Flint Sit-Down Strike marker near former Chevy in the Hole site vandalized again (Original post)
Bozita Dec 2012 OP
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2012 #1
SoapBox Dec 2012 #2
DakotaLady Dec 2012 #3
Great Caesars Ghost Dec 2012 #4
Plucketeer Dec 2012 #7
groundloop Dec 2012 #5
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #6
blackspade Dec 2012 #8

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:38 PM

1. Talk about thugs...And it's not union members

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:59 PM

2. The Pukes, Baggers and Haters have no respect for Americans.

...domestic terrorists.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:41 PM

3. Well stated and thank you ...

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:15 PM

4. +1000001

 

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:03 AM

7. You've "nailed it".

There's a subterrainian strata of malevolence that's the spawn of determined ignorance. We of numerous functioning brain cells are chained to these idiots whether we like it or not.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:47 PM

5. My grandfather was in the Sit-Down strike...

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and my grandmother took food to the strikers and handed it in to them through the windows. It sucks that anyone in Flint would deface a monument to the legacy of those workers.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:53 PM

6. I doubt the vandal was from Flint.

Probably someone on the Koch Bros. payroll.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:25 AM

8. Some fucking scab.

Unbelievable disrespect.

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