Edward "Ted" McClelland
Author, Midnight in Vehicle City: General Motors, Flint, and the Strike That Created the Middle Class
April 14, 2021
Midnight In Vehicle City is the new book from author Edward “Ted” McLelland that explores one of American history’s biggest events - The Flint Sit Down Strike. The strike created the United Auto Workers (UAW) and ushered in an era of labor activism that influenced nearly every business in the country. As for the auto industry, it had a stunning and long term impact in a variety of ways.
The combination of General Motors commanding corporate presence coupled with the UAW, the only group formidable enough to compete with them, and both near monopolies, were instrumental in creating the American middle class.
The story of how it happened and what it meant to GM, Flint, Michigan, the nation, and workers has been told in a variety of ways for decades from a variety of perspectives. There is a wide gap between how it’s interpreted, and assessments as to what implications it has had to this day.
The book explores the topic, and Fish and Ted explore the book in a lively and informative historical conversation that delves in to both the past, present and future of work in America.
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