February 11th Holiday
WHITE SHIRT DAY
Today’s holiday marks the 75th anniversary of the Flint sit-down strike ending. It is an important day to all UAW members as well as all auto workers and their families. As someone who has grown up in Metro Detroit, I know the vast impact the auto industry has on this part of the country. Even if you do not work directly for one of the big three, you probably have a job that depends on that industry. My job does. Our two largest clients are two of the big three. Many of our other clients are various auto suppliers. When the economy took a turn for the worse a few years ago, we felt it the hardest here. We are still recovering and I know a lot of people are still struggling to find jobs. When the Flint sit-down strike occured 75 years ago, those participating helped the UAW become the sole bargining agent for GM autoworkers. The UAW is all about protecting workers’ rights.
I showed my support (and my expanding waistline) today:
Showing support is simple. Those workers that had the courage to stand up for their rights, and the rights of all future autoworkers, is something that will always deserve recognition.
Total Cost to Celebrate: $0
Clip of the Day:
A brief history on today’s holiday:
P.S. – The original OCCUPY movement!