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Cary J. Allen Jr., April 3, 1980. Interview H-0001.
The Creation of a Local Union for Aluminum Workers in North Carolina: Cary Joseph Allen Jr. an aluminum worker for Alcoa in Badin, North Carolina, describes the establishment of a local branch of the Aluminum Workers of America in the mid-1930s. Initial efforts at organization were hampered by the strong paternalistic influence Alcoa exerted over the community, yet efforts to unionize succeeded by 1937.
Interviewee: Cary J. Allen    Interviewer: Rosemarie Hester
Duration: 01:00:13     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 5 excerpts.