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March 13, 1946 : GM Strike Ends

Jon Harrison

On March 13, 1946, a strike at General Motors lasting 113 days ended.

The strike, led by the United Auto Workers, resulted when GM offered a 10 percent wage increase and the union wanted a 30 percent wage increase.

Salaries ended up being raised from $1.12 to $1.30 per hour.

Source: Michigan Every Day

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