G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

James (Jimmy) Howlett, an African American, discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Jimmy recalls being hired in February 1970 in the Body Shop. He describes being petrified and having to find restrooms and the cafeteria by himself. Jimmy talks about the 1970 strike for 30 and Out. He speaks of his transfer to Environmental Services and participating in bowling and billiard leagues with hourly and salaried coworkers.

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