Interviewer: Okay, why did you, just you yourself, why did you decide to take part in the strike?

Cause it was rough workin' in there. It was terrible. I tell ya, they... we'd go to work there when they started the model and we'd go in, and we was workin piece-work. And then the line, they'd have you come in and set in the cafateria. I'd set in there and if there was a job come down that line, and you...they'd say "Well, go on out and get that job." You'd work on that one job when that job, when you got your work done, you'd go in and sit in the cafeteria again.

And if you... that's all you'd do that's all you got paid for for that day, and that'd give you good reasons to strike wouldn't it?

Show Transcript Speaker: Ed Erlich. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 7-3-1978. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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