Pedigo describes how he finagled recognition of the union he helped to organize for American Viscose textile workers in 1931 and 1932. He explains how initially he and the other organizers had trouble getting very many of the plant's 4500 workers interested in unionization—many were fearful of the consequences of unionization. In the midst of their organizing endeavors, however, the plant manager caught wind of what they were doing. Pedigo describes how he worked this situation to his advantage, garnering recognition of the union as a collective bargaining organization and, consequently, boosting enrollment in the union.