We use to get big bails like this of burlap in bolts. You know. And when they won't buy us coal. We told them if they didn't buy us coal we were going to start burning burlap to get heat. And we burned up a few bails of it and it didn't take long because that's expensive stuff. You know it didn't take long. And they brought us in a carload of coal.
Speaker: Earl Hubbard.
Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 4-21-1980.
Edited by Michael Van Dyke.
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