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Ford Strike of 1945

Happy Friday once again, another weekend is here, and this weekend brings us the 2010 Windsor International Film Festival at the Capitol. There are some interesting films showing, including some from local directors, one of whom is an avid reader of this site. It’s time again to support these local events, full details here -> https://windsorfilmfestival.com/

Today’s photos are timely, as they were taken 65 years ago today. Both photos bear date stamps on the back of November 5, 1945.

The caption on the rear of this one reads: “Pickets in front of Ford Main Gate”

This one in true local vernacular reads: “Main Gate Fords Windsor”. On Nov. 4th, the blockade of the plant began, with over 2000 vehicles preventing access to the plant, by blocking the surrounding roads. On Nov 5, 1945, Windsor City Council issued an ultimatum “calling for the Ford strikers to remove the motor car barricade outside the Ford plant or troops may be called in to remove the vehicles”.

That never happened, and the strike eventually ended on December 19th.

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