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Title
The most important lesson to be learned from the union movement
Contributor Names
Costa, Marianna (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-10
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Labor leaders
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Textile industry unions
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Haledon
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with retired dye-house worker and textile union official Marianna Costa at her home in Haledon, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: "The most important lesson is: if you're in an organization, you've got protection. You have job protection. That's important. You might have health benefits if you can negotiate even a participation, the employer participated and you participated. You have, well, job conditions, grievance procedure, representation to speak for you. You don't stand alone. You don't have to be fearful anymore. Well, theres all of these things an organization brings to you. You learn that. And if you stand alone you're nobody. You're here today and gone tomorrow. So that's the most important lesson."
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A011
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta01108
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Costa, Marianna, and David Alan Taylor. The Most Important Lesson to Be Learned From the Union Movement. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000049/. (Accessed July 24, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Costa, M. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) The Most Important Lesson to Be Learned From the Union Movement. -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000049/.

MLA citation style:

Costa, Marianna, and David Alan Taylor. The Most Important Lesson to Be Learned From the Union Movement. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000049/>.