G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Ernest James Zubkus discusses his career in General Motors and as the Plant Manager of the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Jim talks about being hired in June 1962 as a clerk at Pontiac then moving to supervision and eventually area manager. Jim talks about his first day at Fisher in Lansing. He shares his perceptions about labor and management, General Motors, the community, best and worst memories, and his style of managing. Jim talks about Lansing workers and their work ethic, working with the local UAW president on the line, and relations with Local 602 and Local 652.

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