Audio Recordings "I was only there a year when we had a strike."
Articles and Essays with this item:
Taylor, David Alan
Textile Industry Unions
- "I was only there a year when we had a strike."
- Contributor Names
- Costa, Marianna (Narrator)
- Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Strikes
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Retirees
- - Textile industry unions
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
- - Interview with retired dye-house worker and textile union official Marianna Costa at her home in Haledon, New Jersey.
- - Summary of audio segment: Marianna worked in shipping department at Arrow Piece Dye Works for a year; she then became involved with the union. The background of the 1933 strike: before the strike there was a ten-hour work day, workers worked on Saturdays and holidays, there was no time-and-a-half overtime, there was not grievance procedure, there was no job security, it was difficult to collect on workman's compensation claims, there was no regulation of sanitary conditions in the work place; after the settlement of the strike all these things changed for the better.
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A011
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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