Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jones, Leonard
Levitas, Susan
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Ethnography
Food Industry
Industrial Facilities
Interviews
Labor Unions
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Title
"Nobody even talks about the union; he abides by the rules and we do too."
Contributor Names
Jones, Leonard (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-19
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Labor Unions
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Industrial facilities
-  Food industry
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Leonard Jones, urban gardener, hardware store worker, motorcycle club member.
-  Summary of audio segment: No union at the pickle factory. "I didn't get in the union until after I came out of the service and started working. That's when I found the union. We didn't know too much about unions, nobody talked about it when I was coming up. At the pickle factory we were treated like family. It wasn't a big factory. Everybody knows everybody, and the boss knows everybody. Nobody even talks about the union; he abides by the rules and we do too."
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A017
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla01703


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