G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Jose (Joe) Rodriguez, a Hispanic American, discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Joe talks about coming from Texas at age 14, his father working for Lindel Drop Forge, and being hired by Fisher in October 1964 at age 18. He describes being placed on jobs that would "only go to Mexicans," some racial tension, relations with coworkers and managers, pranks, playing cards, the check pool, and retiring after 38 years.

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