Title: Oral History Interview with Eula McGill, December 12, 1974. Interview G-0039.
Interviewer: Lipsitz, Lewis
Interviewee: McGill, Eula
Subjects: Women in trade-unions--Southern States
Abstract: Eula McGill talks about being raised in a family of Alabama textile workers and gaining an early appreciation for unions despite the physical threats to workers and organizers from bosses and non-union workers. She shares well-formulated thoughts about union members' motivations being not just about garnering a living wage, but establishing personal and economic independence in a world ruled by company stores and company-owned housing. Despite some failings, she says, unions do more than any other institutions to improve the conditions of working people.