G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Debra Burpee discusses her career as a UAW production worker and material handler at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Debra describes being hired in September 1976, her first job, first boss, and working in the Body Shop. She talks about women in the factory, blatant sexism, and the nature of the work. Debra talks about meeting Gary, becoming friends and eventually marrying. Gary joins the interview to describe some of the operations in the plant. They talk about two serious accidents and daily life and behavior.

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