Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Adam Laboda--Polish Textile Worker #2]: a machine readable transcription.
“Why, at one time at the mill, when there was a night shift on, some of the bums brought in a case of beer, into the mill and drank it.
Mr. Noonan came in at about ten-thirty and only two machines were running, one of them was mine and the rest of the spinners and weavers were sleeping. He said, ‘We will shut down this night shift, this is too much’ and he did.
“Well, it looked like I was out of a job but I went to see Mr. Noonan and asked for a day job, and he said 'sure,’ and gave me a day job.
I have worked mostly on day work since. I worked all the time except one time when things were down, then I worked for six months at the G. E., but I did not get through at the Berkshire Woolen, even then. It was just when things was slack.
“Yes, four of my children are working, only one little one goes to school and we get along. We do not want the wife to work. We do not think it is right when a woman is a mother to go out to work from the home. It is not right for her to work out, then. In Poland the women work the same as the men. Why they will not let