That is a phenomenal bit of tellin', Jim. I am so glad you preserved it on the Mudcat, that is the essence of what it is about.
I am a labor organizer/singer. As I read your tellin' of that, it reminded me of the time I sat with a gathering of old men and women, all retired United Auto Workers, who were there at the Battle of the Overpass and the Buick sit-in. I remember being absolutely enthralled at the passion in which they told the stories, and sang the songs.
Thanks for a wonderful bit of history. One of Mudcat's best.
All the best,