[Adam Laboda--Polish Textile Worker #2]: a machine readable transcription.
“Our schools were public schools; the principals are mostly men but women are also teachers. The government did not use to make you go to school as it does now.
“About my work in America. At first I work in the mill at Gilbertville (
“So I came to Pittsfield where they told me I could get a job with the Berkshire Woolen, but when I got here they told me to go to Pontoosuc (Pontoosuc Woolen [Mig.?] Co.) as I would get a better job. Well, I could not talk English yet and I worked there