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Auto workers walk out
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This Chevrolet assembly plant opened in 1947 and produced the Chevrolet Corvair, Chevrolet Nova, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet full-size models and the Pontiac Firebird. The plant was closed in 1992 after the production of Camaro and Firebird vehicles was moved to Sainte-The´re`se Assembly in Quebec. In 1998, the facility was razed and replaced with a large retail and industrial complex, known as The Plant. GM continues to operate a car-testing facility nearby.
Photograph caption dated October 3,1958 reads, "Striking United Auto Workers hold impromptu conference in front of Chevrolet plant in Van Nuys. Elmo Davis, center with dark sunglasses, UAW shop committee representative, explains union's stand to some workers. Pickets formed lines in front of Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants at 7 a.m. today when union and General Motors failed to reach an agreement in Detroit. Total of 2,500 workers is involved in Valley walkout."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO)
General Motors Corporation
General Motors Corporation.--Chevrolet Motor Division
General Motors Corporation.--Fisher Body Division
Automobile factories--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Picketing--California--Los Angeles
Strikes and lockouts--Automobile industry--United States
Automobile industry and trade--Employees--Labor unions--California--Los Angeles
Automobile industry workers--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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