But anyway, as I say, this union put the country on its feet, I don't care what anybody says. Because it not only put people to work, because [eh] of people are working they're gonna buy and they're gonna spend their money so that's where your, where your benefit...I don't care what anybody says, I always say the union put the, put this country on its feet. I don't, I really think Flint was dead town at one time, years ago, it really was for work. In the, in the d, you know, in the depression days there was nothing, there was only, the, the, well, there was the Buik and the Chevrolet, the same plants, but they weren't General Motors, but they weren't doing anything much.

Show Transcript Speaker: Mary Nightengale. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 7-6-1978. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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