Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Italian Shoe Machinery Worker, Beverly #3]: a machine readable transcription.
Interview with Roland Damiani
by Merton R. Lovett
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“I'd rather not talk about it, Mr. Lovett. Why? Well, I don't exactly know. A man can't find fault with his bread and butter.
“How do I know I won't be quoted? I would worry about my job; it isn't worth it.
“Yes, that's right. I have no occasion to criticize the United Shoe. They have treated me more than well. But I don't like to talk about it. They might not like it.
“Who might not like it? Well, I — they — I don't know.
“I suppose I think of the bosses — the supers.
“No, no one ever told me not to talk. My boss is a fine man; easy to talk to. He's fair and square.
“Mr. Cole? Mr. Vose? They are real guys. They have helped hundreds of men who were in trouble.
“So far as I know they are all square shooters. A fellow isn't afraid to go to them if he has a just complaint. A man that does his work and tends to business hasn't much to worry about.