G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Marilyn Coulter, an African American, discusses her career as a production worker and union activist at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Marilyn tells of being hired in September 1978 right out of high school. She describes working in the Trim Shop with few women on the day shift. Marilyn describes common initiations to factory life. She talks about tag relief, mass relief, contract supervisors, check pools, gate collections, dinners, and her UAW activity and being elected as Civil Rights Chair. Marilyn talks about her community involvement with the NAACP and A Philip Randolph.

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