[Amer H. Brooks discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Amer talks about coming to Lansing from Tennessee, being hired in May 1953 and being placed on the "cab line" to build convertibles. Amer describes a factory with few women and minorities and lots of hard work. He describes changing into work clothes right on the factory floor, the old time clock sy...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Brooks, Amer H. (Interviewee)
Howard, Doreen (Interviewer)
Johnson, Linda (Interviewer)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Rademacher, Doug (Interviewer)
Fedewa, John (Interviewer)
Language:English
Published: [2005]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (50 min., 16 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Amer talks about coming to Lansing from Tennessee, being hired in May 1953 and being placed on the "cab line" to build convertibles. Amer describes a factory with few women and minorities and lots of hard work. He describes changing into work clothes right on the factory floor, the old time clock system and brags about only taking four sick days during his career.
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Call Number:Voice 15482
Playing Time:00:50:16
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
Participant or Performer:
Interviewee, Amer Brooks ; interviewers, Doreen Howard, Linda Johnson, Cheryl McQuaid, Doug Rademacher, John Fedewa.
Event Details:
Recorded on Oct. 24, 2005, as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.