[Tom Carrigan discusses his career as a production worker, skilled trades pipe fitter and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Tom talks about his life prior to Fisher Body, growing up in Detroit, being hired in August 1978 and going to the Body Shop. Tom tells of deciding early he wanted to be in trades. He talks about his apprenticeship, women in trades, safety lockout, chemicals, duties in the powerhouse, relations with...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Carrigan, Tom (Interviewee)
Coulter, Marilyn (Interviewer)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Howard, Doreen (Interviewer)
Rademacher, Doug (Interviewer)
Fleming, Michael (Interviewer)
Johnson, Linda (Interviewer)
Fedewa, John (Interviewer)
Language:English
Published: [2005]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (42 min., 39 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Tom talks about his life prior to Fisher Body, growing up in Detroit, being hired in August 1978 and going to the Body Shop. Tom tells of deciding early he wanted to be in trades. He talks about his apprenticeship, women in trades, safety lockout, chemicals, duties in the powerhouse, relations with managers and his union activity. Tom comments on Lansing's success, people's attitude and talent.
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Call Number:Voice 15490
Playing Time:00:42:39
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, Tom Carrigan ; interviewers, Marilyn Coulter, Cheryl McQuaid, Doreen Howard, Doug Rademacher, Michael Fleming, Linda Johnson, John Fedewa.
Event Details:
Recorded on Nov. 10, 2005, as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.