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This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. Mrs. Sadie Page, born December 6, 1947, began working at the Owens plant in 1974 as a selector. In this interview, Mrs. Page discusses the details of the jobs she performed which included selector, balcony worker, back-up cavity checker, and back-up crew leader. She also talks about shift work, friends from the plant, union activities, management, company-sponsored activities, automation, and the many changes which occurred at the plant during the 1980s. Mrs. Page tells, from a black woman's view, about the discrimination against women and blacks including her belief that the plant had unfair hiring practices and a story of discrimination her husband experienced at the plant. Mrs. Page left the factory in May of 1993, only six months before the plant shutdown, because she was suffering from crippling arthritis in her hands.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-503.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-503, Huntington, WV.