75 Years Ago (June 1939): UAW Factions Battle; May Output Up; Turn Signals, Electric Wipers Seen The two factions within the UAW, one backed by the CIO, the other by the AFL, continue to spar over representing workers at various auto and supplier plants. The nearly month-old Briggs Mfg. strike by the UAW-CIO seeks to establish a “union shop” with all workers required to contribute to the union, a move being strongly resisted by Briggs with automaker backing. Because of this, ...

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