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Title
"Nobody even talks about the union; he abides by the rules and we do too."
Contributor Names
Jones, Leonard (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-19
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Labor Unions
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Industrial facilities
-  Food industry
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Leonard Jones, urban gardener, hardware store worker, motorcycle club member.
-  Summary of audio segment: No union at the pickle factory. "I didn't get in the union until after I came out of the service and started working. That's when I found the union. We didn't know too much about unions, nobody talked about it when I was coming up. At the pickle factory we were treated like family. It wasn't a big factory. Everybody knows everybody, and the boss knows everybody. Nobody even talks about the union; he abides by the rules and we do too."
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A017
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla01703
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:

Jones, Leonard, and Susan Levitas. "Nobody even talks about the union; he abides by the rules and we do too.". -08-19, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003639/. (Accessed August 24, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Jones, L. & Levitas, S. (1994) "Nobody even talks about the union; he abides by the rules and we do too.". -08-19. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003639/.

MLA citation style:

Jones, Leonard, and Susan Levitas. "Nobody even talks about the union; he abides by the rules and we do too.". -08-19, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003639/>.