G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Amer H. Brooks discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Amer talks about coming to Lansing from Tennessee, being hired in May 1953 and being placed on the "cab line" to build convertibles. Amer describes a factory with few women and minorities and lots of hard work. He describes changing into work clothes right on the factory floor, the old time clock system and brags about only taking four sick days during his career.

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