G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Mikel Lienhart discusses his career as a skilled trades painter and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Mike recalls being hired in October 1985 after working for many years as an AFL contract painter. He describes a painter's duties, the differences between AFL and UAW, benefits and wages, and why he decided to come to Fisher. Mike talks about the generosity of coworkers, relations with supervisors, inefficiencies, combining trades and eliminating painters, and the Lansing work ethic.

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