MotorCities National Heritage Area

Historic Flint Sit-Down Strike

To improve working conditions, on December 30, 1936, workers at the Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants sat down on assembly lines. Workers at the plants felt they were nothing more than robots on the assembly line. The sit-down strike forced General Motors to recognize their new union, the United Auto Workers. 

Chevorlet Bridge Park at River
Flint, MI