Pickets attempt to stop the reopening of the Newton steel plant by non-unionized workers in Monroe Michigan
Monroe Michigan USA Date:1937, June 10 Duration:2 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
Approximately 120 strikers confront 1000 non-unionized workers and try to stop the reopening of the Newton steel plant in Monroe Michigan. Initially ,the pickets, armed with clubs and rocks, are able to prevent non-union workers from driving into the plant. The strikers are then outnumbered and scattered after being confronted by forces armed with tear gas. The picket line breaks and cars begin driving through to the plant. Strikers continue to fight, attempting to pull non-union workers out of their cars. The strikers are again attacked with tear gas, and they run into an orchard. The strikers cars are overturned or pushed into the river. The National Guard is summoned by Governor Murphy to take over and restore order. A union spokesman gives a speech, declaring that the union will get into Monroe eventually.
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