Elwood Flowers on 1968 Transit Workers Struggle

Category: Strikes/Riots

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Video of Elwood Flowers Describing the 1968 Transit Strike
Flowers, a leader of the Almagamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 308, describes the 1968 strike in which the members of Local 308 struck in support of the black members of Local 241, who were protesting racial segregation in their own bus drivers' union. Flowers also marks Dr. Martin Luther King Drive (formerly South Parkway) as a key work site for African American transit workers in Chicago.