G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Shirley Sanborn discusses her career as a GM salaried secretary at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Shirley talks about being hired in July 1949 as a material control clerk and being treated badly. She comments on how few women were in the plant mostly working in payroll. Shirley describes her work, the challenges, disparate pay, the Women's Club store and charities, the corporate reorganization to BOC and the animosity between Oldsmobile and Fisher managers. She also comments on the positive effect a UAW contract would have on salaried compensation.

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