G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Allen Van De Vusse, Louise and John Dean talk about their time at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Allen Van De Vusse discusses his career as a payroll auditor and paint department production manager at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI. He is joined by Louise Dean who discusses her career as a GM salaried clerk/secretary and her husband John Dean, who discusses his varied career as a production worker, plant security officer, supervisor, Safety Director, and maintenance manager. With careers spanning five decades the speakers describe changes in the plant culture, sexism, disparate treatment, plant security, relations with upper management and the UAW, and comment on manufacturing processes and life in the factory.

  • 2006-06-14
  • 0:52:48
  • Interviewees:
    • Dean, John
    • Dean, Louise
    • Van De Vusse, Allen
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