G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Steve Pettinger discusses his career as a skilled trades electrician and member of the UAW/GM Safety Lockout Team at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Steve talks about his career with the IBEW before hiring into GM in November 1983. He describes working at several plants in Lansing before coming to Fisher in July 1992. Steve talks about the Body Shop's transition from hand welders to leaky hydraulic robots to electric FANUC robots. He comments on relations between production and skilled trades, his move to the Safety Lockout project, placarding, women and minorities in skilled trades, and the closing of Fisher.

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