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

Betty talks about her Russian-Jewish ancestry, leaving home in Toronto at 16 to avoid cultural obligations, and coming to the U.S. She hired into Fisher in 1946 and again in May 1948. Betty talks about factory life for the few women including lower pay, harder work, community restrooms, and stereoty...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: McNary, Betty (Interviewee)
Coulter, Marilyn (Interviewer)
Johnson, Linda (Interviewer)
Fedewa, John (Interviewer)
Fleming, Michael (Interviewer)
Howard, Doreen (Interviewer)
Language:English
Published: [2005]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (56 min., 52 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Betty talks about her Russian-Jewish ancestry, leaving home in Toronto at 16 to avoid cultural obligations, and coming to the U.S. She hired into Fisher in 1946 and again in May 1948. Betty talks about factory life for the few women including lower pay, harder work, community restrooms, and stereotypical perceptions of factory women. Betty shares her opinion of the union and management, describes her union activity, smoking, strikes, layoffs, and paying union dues.
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Call Number:Voice 15539
Playing Time:00:56:52
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, Betty McNary ; interviewers, Marilyn Coulter, Linda Johnson, John Fedewa, Michael Fleming, Doreen Howard.
Event Details:
Recorded on Sept. 01, 2005 as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.