Audio Recording "Nobody even talks about the union; he abides by the rules and we do too."
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- "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
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Labor Unions
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Industrial facilities
- - Food industry
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - 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."
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A017
- 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:
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 September 22, 2017.)
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/>.