The SPARK presents "30 Years Ago, Blue Cross Workers Did What Few Others Have Done"

Venue

111 E. Kirby
Detroit
,
MI
48202
,
US

Important Venue Notes

Doors open at 4:30 pm. Event starts sharp at 5:00 pm.

Website

Description

In 1987, Blue Cross tried to force a contract on its unionized workforce that would have frozen wages, cut sick time, cut other benefits. 4,300 workers went out on strike. They demonstrated, they picketed, they went to other workplaces and showed up all over town. But above all, they led their own strike. They discussed together, they decided what to do. And that gave them the force they needed to win. What they proved in 1987 is still valid today: We can fight for ourselves, we can push back. We can determine our own future.