Frances Hensley & Barbara Matz
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This interview is one of a series conducted concerning labor union women. Only transcripts for tapes 3, 4, and 6 are available. This interview was conducted by Dr.'s Barbara Matz and Francis Hensley and is part of a series titled "Our Working Lives." It is conducted with members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union. Items discussed are current issues for women in the labor movement in West Virginia, piece work, wages, quality of clothing, and the DeCasper Corporation and the Huntington Dress Factory. The interviewees also discuss: corporations such as Huntington Industries and J.P. Stevens; the garment industry (including the damaging effects of imports); hiring practices; employment benefits; politics; voting; women in the union; women's rights; the Committee on Political Education and education in general; their families and their personal histories; differences they see between their generation and modern youths; and other topics.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-422.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-422, Huntington, WV.