United Auto Workers

Fighting for a Voice for All


This a page created solely for a Movements for Social Justice class project at Bryn Mawr College.  We are not connected to the United Automobile Workers of America in any way. If you’d like information about the UAW, you can visit them at uaw.org.

We have also linked various other websites throughout this page for which we claim no ownership  We encourage you to visit these websites and get more information about the United Auto Worker’s history.


1. Barnard, John. American Vanguard: The United Auto Workers During the Reuther Years, 1935-1970. Detroit: Wayne State University Press; 2004.

2. Sloan Long Way Museum. “Flint Sit-down Strike Exhibit”. http://www.sloanlongway.org/sloan-museum/exhibits-and-galleries/flint-sit-down-strike

3. Nowak, Margaret C. Two Who Were There: A Biography of Stanely Nowak. Detroit: Wayne State University Press; 1989. pp. 37-41.

4. Gluck, Sherna. ” ‘I Was Able to Make My Voice Really Ring Out:’ The Women’s Emergency Brigade in the Flint Sit-Down Strike.” American Social History Project. 1999. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/136/

5. Grevatt, Martha. “Strategic roles of Black workers, women in Flint sit-down”. http://www.workers.org/2007/us/flint-0315/. March 10, 2007.

6. Galenson, Walter. The CIO Challenge to the AFL; a History of the American Labor Movement, 1935-1941. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1960. Print.

7. http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675060571_Bendix-Products-factory_sit-down-strike_men-and-women-employees

8. Interview with retired union organizer and labor historian, Michael Kerwin, on March 30, 2013.

9. http://www.uaw.org/page/strikes

10.  Lichtenstein,  Nelson “Auto Worker Militancy and the Structure of Factory Life, 1937-1955” The Journal of American History , Vol. 67, No. 2 (Sep., 1980), pp. 335-353.  http://www.jstor.org/stable/1890412


Other Sources:

Header image: Workers leaning out of a plant closed by the Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1937.  http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/node/3123

Friedlander, Peter. The Emergence of a UAW Local: 1936-1939: A Study in Class and Culture / Peter Friedlander. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1975.

Lichtenstein, Nelson. Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997.