G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Robert Fell discusses his career as a production worker and UAW Safety Representative at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Robert Fell tells of being hired in 1979, reaching 89 days and being laid off. He rehired in March 1981 and worked in the Trim Shop and eventually Paint Repair. He talks about being appointed as a night shift UAW Safety Rep. He describes the August 1982 fatalities, confined space entry, and safety lockout policies. He discusses everyday life in the factory, relations with management, changing perceptions of the safety department and joint UAW/GM programs.

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