[Wendell "Rocky" Wright discusses his career as a production worker and GM manager at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI].

Rocky recalls moving to Lansing at age 15 from Kentucky and being hired in June 1963, working ten and eleven hour shifts, participating in a wildcat strike in 1966 over gloves and receiving discipline. Rocky joined management in 1968 and discusses his relations with UAW officials. He built a replica...

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Corporate Author: United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project
Other Authors: Wright, Wendell (Interviewee)
McQuaid, Cheryl (Interviewer)
Rademacher, Doug (Interviewer)
Fedewa, John (Interviewer)
Smith, Jerri (Interviewer)
Language:English
Published: [2006]
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MSU: Gift of UAW/GM.
Physical Description:1 electronic audio file (68 min., 28 sec.) : digital, WAV, MP3 files.
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Rocky recalls moving to Lansing at age 15 from Kentucky and being hired in June 1963, working ten and eleven hour shifts, participating in a wildcat strike in 1966 over gloves and receiving discipline. Rocky joined management in 1968 and discusses his relations with UAW officials. He built a replica of the Fisher Coach for a parade. Rocky comments on being transferred to Oldsmobile in 1985 following the corporate reorganization to BOC.
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Call Number:Voice 15460
Playing Time:01:08:28
System Details:Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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Interviewee, Wendell "Rocky" Wright ; interviewers, Cheryl McQuaid, Doug Rademacher, John Fedewa, Jerri Smith.
Event Details:
Recorded on May 2, 2006 as part of the United Auto Workers Local 602/General Motors Oral History Project.