Prelude To The
"Battle of the Overpass"
On May 26, 1937, Walter Reuther and three
fellow union organizers attempted to
enter The Rouge via the Miller Road
pedestrian bridge but were assaulted by
Ford security. The "Battle of the
Overpass” became one of the most famous
events in the history of the American
Labor Movement and led to Ford/UAW
Labor Agreement in May 1941.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 42° 18.467′ N, 83° 9.383′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Miller Road 0.2 miles south of Eagle Pass, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry and Edsel Ford (a few steps from this marker); Henry Ford II (a few steps from this marker); Fort Street Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Amphibian Jeeps
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.