[Earl Nicholson Sr., an African American, discusses his career as a UAW production worker and GM manager at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Earl talks about being hired in April 1963, first impressions of the factory, black workers assigned to the body shop, and union sympathies. Earl was the first black supervisor at Fisher and tells of making the transition from hourly to supervision, the effect of the BOC reorganization on managers,...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Nicholson, Earl (Interviewee)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Rademacher, Doug (Interviewer)
Smith, Jerri (Interviewer)
Fedewa, John (Interviewer)
Language:English
Published: [2006]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (89 min., 48 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Earl talks about being hired in April 1963, first impressions of the factory, black workers assigned to the body shop, and union sympathies. Earl was the first black supervisor at Fisher and tells of making the transition from hourly to supervision, the effect of the BOC reorganization on managers, and comments on GM's treatment of salaried retirees.
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Call Number:Voice 15543
Playing Time:01:29:48
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, Earl Nicholson, Sr. ; interviewers, Cheryl McQuaid, Doug Rademacher, Jerri Smith, John Fedewa.
Event Details:
Recorded on May 16, 2006 as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.