UAW Local 600

UAW Local 600 (HM29JZ)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48120 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.142', W 83° 8.826'

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Unionizing Ford Motor Company

Conditions were ripe for the rise of unionism
in the Depression-ravaged 1930s. Ford Motor Company was the last of the "Big Three" to unionize. The turning point came on May 26, 1937, when Ford security men brutally beat UAW organizers at the "Battle of the Overpass" in Dearborn. Local 600 formed in 1938 and initiated a crippling strike at the Rouge Plant. The union's efforts produced a new contract signed in 1941.

"We will never recognize the United Auto Workers union or any other union."
Henry Ford

You Auto Know
In 1941, Ford was the last of the "Big Three" to sign a labor contract with the United Auto Workers.
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HM NumberHM29JZ
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Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 323022 N 4685580
Decimal Degrees42.30236667, -83.14710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.142', W 83° 8.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 8.52" N, 83° 8' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)313
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10550 Dix, Dearborn MI 48120, US
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