G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Connie Swander discusses her career as a production worker, skilled trades electrician, and UAW Local 602 financial secretary at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Connie talks about being hired in 1972 and working in Sanitation and Trim, being laid-off in June 1973 and quitting to care for her child. She rehired straight into skilled trades in April 1985 with a journeyman's card from her time with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Connie recalls being one of only a few women in the trades, relations with bosses and coworkers, life in the factory, and social time. Connie comments on her family ties to GM and her union activity.

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