[Gus Caliacatsos, a Greek immigrant, discusses his life in Greece, his days in Fisher Body plant, Lansing, MI, and his career after leaving the automobile industry].

Gus Caliacatsos, owner of Gus's Bar on Michigan Avenue, discusses his life and career as a Greek immigrant, his life in Greece, the Greek army, coming to America in 1962, and hiring into Fisher Body in 1963. Gus describes his first day on job, learning English, receiving a suggestion award, and unio...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Caliacatsos, Gus (Interviewee)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Fedewa, John (Interviewer)
Nicholson, Earl (Interviewer)
Smith, Jerri (Interviewer)
Judy, Gary (Interviewer)
Language:English
Published: [2006]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (26 min., 52 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Gus Caliacatsos, owner of Gus's Bar on Michigan Avenue, discusses his life and career as a Greek immigrant, his life in Greece, the Greek army, coming to America in 1962, and hiring into Fisher Body in 1963. Gus describes his first day on job, learning English, receiving a suggestion award, and union threats. He left Fisher and went to work at Harry's Bar owned by another Greek immigrant. Gus quit after 8.5 years and pursued other business interests. He returned to Lansing and opened Gus's Bar in 1982. Gus describes relations with patrons who were primarily the UAW Fisher workers from across Michigan Ave.
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Call Number:Voice 15488
Playing Time:00:26:52
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, Gus Caliacatsos ; interviewers, Cheryl McQuaid, John Fedewa, Earl Nicholson, Jerri Smith, Gary Judy.
Event Details:
Recorded on Feb. 22, 2006, as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.