[David Karkau discusses his career as a skilled trades pipefitter and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Dave talks about being hired in August 1976, his first day in the Body Shop jungle, and a variety of pranks. He tells of beginning his apprenticeship in 1979 and receiving his journeyman's card 1989. Dave discusses lines of demarcation, overtime, wages, family issues and working Sundays when familie...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Karkau, David (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 (57 min., 12 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Dave talks about being hired in August 1976, his first day in the Body Shop jungle, and a variety of pranks. He tells of beginning his apprenticeship in 1979 and receiving his journeyman's card 1989. Dave discusses lines of demarcation, overtime, wages, family issues and working Sundays when families of the tradesmen would come to the plant and picnic outside.
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Call Number:Voice 15529
Playing Time:00:57:12
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, David Karkau ; interviewers, Marilyn Coulter, Cheryl McQuaid, Doreen Howard, Doug Rademacher, Michael Fleming, Linda Johnson, John Fedewa.
Event Details:
Recorded on Oct. 17, 2005, as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.