Labor Day is just around the corner when I instinctively think about Detroit's Labor Day parade of days gone by when Walter Reuther, the founder of the UAW, would be at the head of the march. There would always be these grand photos from Tony Spina in the Free Press.
I wonder how many remember Reuther and the positive role that he played in making this a better world. When I was pressroom manager at the Michigan State Capitol, John Penszak, a former state representative who was an assistant House of Representatives Sergeant-at-Arms, would tell about the ugly, ugly conditions workers had in the plants in the 1930's. He was one of Reuther's first organizers in the plants.