G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Dona Jean Graham-Gillespie discusses her career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Dona Jean describes working at other GM plants in Lansing before coming to Fisher in 1994. She discusses learning about unionism at Fisher and the start of her union and political activism. She talks about life on the second shift, family issues, lay-off, sexism, and meeting her husband at a union meeting. Dona Jean discusses being elected Recording Secretary and other accomplishments.

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