There was everybody passing the word around see, cause the fellas, they had us fellas, two of us that worked on the grinders, we was supposed to be the leaders of that clutch, pressure plate department see? And then they had two fellas over in the cover job, see, that was down there, see? When they come around and said, "well, boys, were gonna shut her, down about one o'clock." See? So after lunch, everything just went down, that's it. Oh yeah, the formen, they got the hell out of there, see, first, see?

Show Transcript Speaker: Alexander Reider. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 4-4-1980. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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