G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Samuel Warren, an African American, discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Sam recounts being born in Little Rock, AR, graduating high school in Kansas City, MO. and being hired at Fisher in February 1969. Sam describes the Body Shop as hot, dirty, and smoky. By contrast Sam says Trim Shop was paradise. He was drafted into U.S. Army after three months at Fisher and accrued seniority while he served. Sam talks about his union involvement, Black Men in Unions, service as Recreation and Conservation chair, and the Local 602 picnic.

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