Interview with Christopher Gastinger, June 25, 1991
Part of Anne Braden Oral History Project
- Interview with Christopher Gastinger, June 25, 1991
- Catherine Fosl; interviewer. Christopher Gastinger; interviewee.
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- 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.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- 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.
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