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This interview is one of a series conducted with former employees of the Huntington Owens-Illinois, Inc. glass bottle factory. Mr. Richard W. Cassell, born July 30, 1935, began working at the Owens glass plant in 1959 in the selecting department. He worked at a number of jobs over the years including machine operator, sweeper, machine foreman, and line production assistant. In 1993, Mr. Cassell was laid off due to the plant shutdown. In this interview, Mr. Cassell describes the details of the jobs he performed, gender and race discriminaton at the plant, and worker-management relations. He talks about his numerous family members who also worked for the factory. He discusses changes in management, union activities and strikes, social activities, and injuries suffered at the plant.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-507.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-507, Huntington, WV.