Pedigo discusses the role of local unions in the formation of the Textile Workers Organizing Committee (TWOC), and subsequently, the formation of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), which Pedigo went to work for in 1939. According to Pedigo, his local union in Roanoke, Virginia, was quite active in this process and he contends that other local unions likely were as well. His comments are indicative of the relationship between local unions and the efforts to organize them on a grander scale.