G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Diana Valenta discusses her career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Diana describes being hired in August 1981 at Oldsmobile, coming to Fisher in 1983 and working in the Trim Shop. She talks about her first job, working second shift, her union activity and the differences between work at Oldsmobile and Fisher Body, as well as charity fund raising in the plant. Diana tells of wanting to work at Olds in the 1960s but her employer refused to give her a good recommendation to avoid losing her.

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