American Experience; Sit Down and Fight - Walter Reuther and the Rise of the Auto Workers Union
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- American Experience
- Sit Down and Fight - Walter Reuther and the Rise of the Auto Workers Union
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988
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REUTHER WAS ON THE FRONT LINES OF ONE OF THE BITTEREST, BLOODIEST BATTLES EVER FOUGHT IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN LABOR MOVEMENT -- THE BATTLE TO PROTECT WORKERS FACED WITH THE GROWING PROBLEMS OF THE NEW AUTO ASSEMBLY LINES. THE PRESSURE OF THE LINE DROVE MEN OUT OF THE SHOPS IN LESS THAN A DAY. IN THE EARLY YEARS HENRY FORD HAD TO HIRE NINE WORKERS FOR EVERY ONE HE WANTED TO KEEP. TO GET MANAGEMENT TO MEET THEIR DEMANDS, THE UNION AND REUTHER DEVISED A BRILLIANTLY SIMPLE STRATEGY: THEY SAT DOWN, FIRST AT GM, THEN AT CHRYSLER, AND FINALLY AT FORD. THIS IS THE STORY OF A UNION AND ITS LEADER, WHOSE VISION OF WORKERS' RIGHTS CHANGED THE WAY AMERICA WORKED.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Sit Down and Fight - Walter Reuther and the Rise of the Auto Workers Union,” 01/21/2010, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 17, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1D7C049FF564BE2BB61A826D802A224.
- MLA: “American Experience; Sit Down and Fight - Walter Reuther and the Rise of the Auto Workers Union.” 01/21/2010. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 17, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1D7C049FF564BE2BB61A826D802A224>.
- APA: American Experience; Sit Down and Fight - Walter Reuther and the Rise of the Auto Workers Union. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1D7C049FF564BE2BB61A826D802A224