[Karen Dunckel discusses her career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Karen tells of being hired in May 1978 after waiting overnight to put in an application and being overwhelmed on the first day. She describes a workplace that was like a "meat market," few women but mostly young, on the second shift and suggests that the second shift was a "party shift." Karen talks...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Dunckel, Karen (Interviewee)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Smith, Jerri (Interviewer)
Coulter, Marilyn (Interviewer)
Fedewa, John (Interviewer)
Howard, Doreen (Interviewer)
Fleming, Michael (Interviewer)
Language:English
Published: [2005]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (51 min., 13 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Karen tells of being hired in May 1978 after waiting overnight to put in an application and being overwhelmed on the first day. She describes a workplace that was like a "meat market," few women but mostly young, on the second shift and suggests that the second shift was a "party shift." Karen talks about workers helping each other and making gate collections for injured and ill coworkers.
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Call Number:Voice 15505
Playing Time:00:51:13
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, Karen Dunckel ; interviewers, Cheryl McQuaid, Jerri Smith, Marilyn Coulter, John Fedewa, Doreen Howard, Michael Fleming.
Event Details:
Recorded on Dec. 13, 2005, as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.