M.G. Oral History

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Title

M.G. Oral History

Description

M.G. is a member of Local 659 and is an Electrician at Flint Engine South. M.G began working at GM and after spending several years on the production line she began to seek a more demanding position. She tested for the skilled trades and was accepted into the apprenticeship program in 1977, the second female and the first to complete the apprenticeship. M.G discusses the difference in treatment she received from the varying generations in the plant; the younger were much more accepting of a woman in the trades than were the older generation. In 1999 she was accepted into a position in the facilities group at the new engine facility, and few years later was moved into a quality network processing position. M.G. discusses her union activities and is involved with the Coalition of Labor Union Women, Region 1C Women's Council, and the United Way. A letter from the interviewee to Margaret Roucher is included at the end of this oral history.

Oral History Item

Interviewer

Raucher, Margaret; Advisory Group Members

Interviewee

M.G., 1950-

Date Recorded

2006-05-22

Coverage

Detroit, MI; 1955-2004

Citation

“M.G. Oral History,” Michigan Oral History Database, accessed July 24, 2024, http://www.database.michiganoha.org/items/show/1864.

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