[Marlene Hester discusses her career as a production worker, material handler and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Marlene recalls being hired in August 1978 and hurting for two weeks. She talks about various jobs, supervisors and coworkers. Marlene describes sexism and bias. She describes material handling and being one of very few women driving fork trucks, receiving little training, and the hazards.

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Hester, Marlene (Interviewee)
Rademacher, Doug (Interviewer)
Judy, Gary (Interviewer)
Coulter, Marilyn (Interviewer)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Nicholson, Earl (Interviewer)
Published: [2006]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (62 min., 13 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software

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