[Shirley Sanborn discusses her career as a GM salaried secretary at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Shirley talks about being hired in July 1949 as a material control clerk and being treated badly. She comments on how few women were in the plant mostly working in payroll. Shirley describes her work, the challenges, disparate pay, the Women's Club store and charities, the corporate reorganization t...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Sanborn, Shirley (Interviewee)
Howard, Doreen (Interviewer)
Coulter, Marilyn (Interviewer)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Rademacher, Doug (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 (41 min., 56 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
Format: Audio Software
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Shirley talks about being hired in July 1949 as a material control clerk and being treated badly. She comments on how few women were in the plant mostly working in payroll. Shirley describes her work, the challenges, disparate pay, the Women's Club store and charities, the corporate reorganization to BOC and the animosity between Oldsmobile and Fisher managers. She also comments on the positive effect a UAW contract would have on salaried compensation.
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Call Number:Voice 15561
Playing Time:00:41:56
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, Shirley Sanborn ; interviewers, Doreen Howard, Marilyn Coulter, Cheryl McQuaid, Doug Rademacher, Linda Johnson, John Fedewa.
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Recorded on Nov. 7, 2005 as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.