General Motors, in this, in this town, I guess everywhere; their authority was absolute. I mean, you had no recourse to any, if you disagreed with anything on your job: Out. And uh... so that, you knew that you could count on it, and, and so even when, when the strike was finally pulled, there was only about one man in four, or maybe less, that thought General Motors could beaten.

I mean, they were so absolute at the time that, eh, and you were... what brought me into it was I made up my mind that this job is no good anyway, so if I lose it, I haven't lost anything.

Show Transcript Speaker: Irving King. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 3-26-1980. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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