G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

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

Karen tells of being hired in May 1978 after waiting overnight to put in an application and being overwhelmed on the first day. She describes a workplace that was like a "meat market," few women but mostly young, on the second shift and suggests that the second shift was a "party shift." Karen talks about workers helping each other and making gate collections for injured and ill coworkers.

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