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Interview with Christopher Gastinger, June 25, 1991

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Creator:Gastinger, Chris, 1922-2002
Title:Interview with Christopher Gastinger, June 25, 1991
Date:1991 June 25
Description:

Interview with Chris Gastinger, June 25, 1991 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

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.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts
Subjects:Gastinger, Chris, 1922-2002--Interviews | Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 | Civil rights workers | Labor unions | United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America | International Harvester Company | Communism--United States | Communist Party of the United States of America | Labor union members--Kentucky--Louisville | Strikes and lockouts--Kentucky--Louisville | Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) | United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America | International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America | Women labor union members--Kentucky--Louisville | African American labor union members--Kentucky--Louisville | Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations | Southern States--Race relations | Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) | Fairness | Presidents--Election | Congresses and conventions--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia | Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.) | Cold War--Influence | Louisville (Ky.) | Jefferson County (Ky.) | Southern States | Philadelphia (Pa.) | Philadelphia County (Pa.)
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky | Fosl, Catherine
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All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

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