G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Monte Jackson, an African American, discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Monte tells of being hired in December 1984 into the Paint Shop spraying clear coat. He describes the jobs in paint and working 13 hours a day in paint repair. Monte talks about relations with supervisors, race relations, substance abuse, his catering business and business in the plant.

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