Audio Recording "This is why I like our union."
About this Item
- "This is why I like our union."
- Contributor Names
- DiStefano, Florence (Narrator)
- Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Labor leaders
- - Sound recordings
- - Retirees
- - Wages
- - Clothing industry
- - Textile industry unions
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - 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.
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A025
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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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. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000083/.
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, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000083/>.