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Title
"This is why I like our union."
Contributor Names
DiStefano, Florence (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-12
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Labor leaders
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Wages
-  Clothing industry
-  Textile industry unions
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with retired garment worker Florence DiStefano at her home in Paterson, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: When she first started in the garment industry in 1937, she was paid 25 cents/hour and received no benefits. During World War II, the union began to get involved and Florence was paid better on a piecework basis. In the 1950s, Florence became president of Local 134 of the ILGWU; health benefits began to be received; by 1960s "we weren't doing bad": health benefits, minimum wages, and 35-hour week (from 40); the former strength of the ILGWU.
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A025
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta02501
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:

Distefano, Florence, and David Alan Taylor. "This is why I like our union.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000083/. (Accessed August 27, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Distefano, F. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) "This is why I like our union.". -09-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000083/.

MLA citation style:

Distefano, Florence, and David Alan Taylor. "This is why I like our union.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000083/>.