Lansing Labor Holiday - 1937

June 7, 1937 - 80th Anniversary

WHAT: On June 7, 1937, Lansing’s labor force took a holiday. Thousands of strikers and their supporters crowded Lansing City Hall, the Michigan state capitol and many surrounding areas. Union on-call picketers, known as “flying squadrons,” arrived from out of town to assist with the protest. Cars and trucks were parked to block streets, and stores closed in support.

Seventy-fives year later, the Lansing Labor Holiday remains a remarkable example of nonviolent protest. (Courtesy of the Lansing Labor Holiday Facebook Page)


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