G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

David Karkau discusses his career as a skilled trades pipefitter and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Dave talks about being hired in August 1976, his first day in the Body Shop jungle, and a variety of pranks. He tells of beginning his apprenticeship in 1979 and receiving his journeyman's card 1989. Dave discusses lines of demarcation, overtime, wages, family issues and working Sundays when families of the tradesmen would come to the plant and picnic outside.

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