[Willie Fuller, an African American, discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Willie describes being raised in Monroe, Louisiana. He attended college and hired into Fisher in August 1969. He describes work in the Body Shop where a majority of workers were black and were spread out on the line "so they couldn't talk." Willie spent a short time as a per diem supervisor but deci...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Fuller, Willie (Interviewee)
Rademacher, Doug (Interviewer)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Howard, Doreen (Interviewer)
Fleming, Michael (Interviewer)
Smith, Jerri (Interviewer)
Fedewa, John (Interviewer)
Language:English
Published: [2005]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (53 min., 56 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Willie describes being raised in Monroe, Louisiana. He attended college and hired into Fisher in August 1969. He describes work in the Body Shop where a majority of workers were black and were spread out on the line "so they couldn't talk." Willie spent a short time as a per diem supervisor but decided to get active in the UAW and was elected committeeman. He discusses racism, graffiti, and daily life in the factory.
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Call Number:Voice 15510
Playing Time:00:53:56
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, Willie Fuller ; interviewers, Doug Rademacher, Cheryl McQuaid, Doreen Howard, Michael Fleming, Jerri Smith, John Fedewa.
Event Details:
Recorded on Dec. 14, 2005, as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.