Project #5: Flint Sit-Down Strike

Stick and Stay, They’re Bound to Pay: The Flint Strike in Comics by Ethan Heitner, Edited by Paul Buhle. The story of the strike is based on Striking Flint: Genora (Johnson) Dollinger Remembers the 1936-37 General Motors Sit-Down Strike by Susan Rosenthal. For more also see http://remarxpub.com/striking-flint/ and http://susanrosenthal.com/

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7 thoughts on “Project #5: Flint Sit-Down Strike

  1. david w. crim says:

    I love your post, Ruth. I grew up in Flint. As the UAW was born in Flint, MI., we were taught the history of the sit down strike. The “brilliant diversion” as it was known won the strike. And, it’s nice to see Michael Moore (who went to my HS)…even if he appears only in comic book form! LOL!

  2. Neil O. Leighton says:

    Believe it or not there were other leaders in the strike, Genora was only one among many. What of Dorothy Kraus, Nellie Besson Hendricks, or the strike organizer, Bob Travis, who in his lifetime went on to organize over a million and a half workers? Finally what was the significance of the strike for the labor movement, what new things did it bring to “the table” and what is the target audience for a comic strip?
    Neil Leighton,Prof.Emeritus-UM-Flint and former Director of the Labor History Project

  3. r says:

    This looks amazing. But could you post it as a pdf so when it’s printed the panels don’t get cut off? Thank you!

  4. I am very pleased to see Genora Dollinger’s story of the Flint sit-down strike in graphic format.

    Genora was only 23 years old at the time of the strike. She had the confidence and the ability to play such a leading role because she was a socialist-trained organizer.

    Throughout her life, Genora fought against the bureaucratization of the unions. She argued for workers control of the unions, and she never abandoned her belief that “the real solution to the problems of people in general and working class people especially…is socialism, social ownership of the means of production. That is the way to stop the ruling class from dominating humanity, and for working people to achieve their liberation.”*

    Genora’s story continues to inspire – thank you for making it more widely available.

    in solidarity
    Susan Rosenthal, author
    *Striking Flint: Genora (Johnson) Dollinger Remembers the 1936-37 General Motors Sit-Down Strike.

  5. I would like to add that “Striking Flint” is also available in print form and a digital edition for e-readers through ReMarx Publishing: http://remarxpub.com/striking-flint/

  6. scarletonghc says:

    Hi Susan – thanks for your comments. We have added extra information about this, thanks to Paul and Ethan.

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