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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
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