See, of course on the line, you either got to keep up or you're, you'd fall of the end of the line, see? You just got to do it, that's all. And the, undoubtedly, they picked men that, that could keep up, see? I knew a young fella that, from the same community as I was that worked on the line, but he worked down a little ways. Well, he worked through his lunch hour, 'cause he was naturally slow, see?

He, he just, he had to do it, to, to, he'd eat his sandwich right there and be, be working to keep the thing going and to keep his job up, 'cause there was five-thousand men standing right out there at the gate waiting for your job, see?

Show Transcript Speaker: Francis Jordan. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 3-27-1980. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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