75 Years Ago (February 1939): UAW Split Brewing; January Sales up 36.9%; 1938 Exports Detailed; Hupp Gets RFC Loan The long-simmering internal split within the UAW is reaching “crisis” stage, according to Ward’s Automotive Reports’ Feb. 25, 1939, issue. Rising tensions between forces loyal to President Homer Martin and anti-Martin forces backed by the CIO, most recently manifested itself in a Feb. 22 walkout at the Plymouth assembly plant by the CIO-backed faction, ...

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