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Oral History Interview with Junie Edna Kaylor Aaron, December 12, 1979. Interview H-0106. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    Junie Edna Kaylor Aaron grew up on her mother's farm in Catawba County, North Carolina, helping out when she grew old enough and eventually taking a position sewing gloves at a nearby mill. Aaron worked in the clothing industry until she was sixty-nine, moving from glove-making to hosiery to upholstery. In this interview she recalls her laboring life, touching briefly on the glove-making process, sex segregation in the clothing industry, and the lack of union traction in her trade.
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  • The glove-making process
  • Day-to-day schedule
  • Little sex discrimination in factory wages
  • Little difference between different types of sewing work
  • Dissatisfied workers walked out, but never with a union
  • Advent of the eight-hour workday
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  • Subjects
  • Women in the textile industry
  • Farm life--North Carolina--Bynum
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