11/02/1937 General Motors recognizes unions after "sit-down strike"
Auto Strike Riots - The Sit Down Strike (1937)
UAW Honors Original 'Occupy' Movement - '36-37 Flint Sit Down Strike
The United Auto Workers staged successful sit-down strikes, most famously in the Flint Sit-Down Strike. In Flint, Michigan, strikers occupied several General Motors plants for more than forty days and repelled the efforts of the police and National Guard to retake them.