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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. Charles Day, born December 9, 1937, began working at the Owens glass plant in Huntington, West Virginia, in 1962 in the shipping department. He was later promoted to crew leader of the maintenance department where he stayed until he retired in 1992. In this interview, Mr. Day discusses the details of the jobs he performed, company-sponsored activities, and friends he made at work. Mr. Day talks about union activities and strikes, serious injuries he suffered on the job, and issues regarding the employment of blacks and women at the plant. Finally, Mr. Day expresses his discontent with management changes that occurred in the 1980's and how those changes made his work experience less enjoyable.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-536.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-536, Huntington, WV.