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Interview with Christopher Gastinger, June 25, 1991

Part of Anne Braden Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Christopher Gastinger, June 25, 1991
Creator:
Catherine Fosl; interviewer. Christopher Gastinger; interviewee.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1991
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Chris Gastinger began working at International Harvester in 1946 and became active in the United Farm Equipment Workers' Union (FE), Local 236, when it was created in 1947. In this interview, Gastinger discusses the FE union; how its leaders had close ties to the Communist Party, the interracial unity found amongst union members and the militancy of the union. He speaks about being fired from Harvester and later working for General Box Company. Gastinger also talks about meeting Carl Braden during a strike and the Bradens' reputation in Louisville after the Wade case.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Type:
audio
Subject:
Gastinger, Chris, 1922-2002--Interviews., Braden, Anne, 1924-2006., Braden, Carl, 1914-1975., Labor unions., United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America., International Harvester Company., Communism--United States., Communist Party of the United States of America., Louisville (Ky.), Civil rights workers.
Source:
Anne Braden Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7hmg7frk85/data/mets.xml
Rights:
This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.