Union Workshop Interview

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00:00:00 - Talking about the union

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Partial Transcript: M1: -- been around a long time.

F1: And this is in 1939?

GEORGE STONEY: 1934.

Keywords: anti-union sentiment in the South; newsreels

Subjects: Textile Workers' Strike (Southern States : 1934)

00:02:40 - Repeat of first segment

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Partial Transcript: M1; -- been around a long time.

F1: And this was in 1939?

GEORGE STONEY: 1934

Segment Synopsis: This is a repeat of the first segment.

00:04:00 - Union Fears

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Partial Transcript: M1; The union, the just kind of got scared or something and it dwindled, almost completely whipped. They were still some of us that were strong.

Keywords: union organizing

Subjects: Textile workers--Labor unions

00:05:48 - Africian Americans and the Union

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Partial Transcript: GEORGE STONEY: One thing I've noticed, I was at the Miami convention, and I noticed that some of the-- it seemed the strongest groups of people there were the blacks and they've had the shortest history in the union.

Segment Synopsis: The coversants discuss the role of African Americans in the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

Keywords: African-American mill workers

Subjects: African American labor union members; Civil rights; Racism; Working class African Americans

00:10:28 - Teaching their children about the union

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Partial Transcript: GEORGE STONEY: One final question, what are you telling your children about the union?

Segment Synopsis: The conversants discuss how they have explained the union and their involvement in it.

Subjects: Textile workers--Labor unions; Working class--Education; Working class--Social life and customs