G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Russel Dahlstrom discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Russ describes the hiring process where you are selected based on your size and strength, being assigned to the Body Shop where his father supervised, and eventually moving to Fisher Repair at the Oldsmobile Main Plant. Russ talks about lay offs and the Trade Readjustment Act (TRA), various pranks including spreading urethane on the supervisor's phone. He comments on friendships, hobbies, bible study groups, and general life in the factory.

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