Distilling industries--Employees--Labor unions
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Duncan, a barrel handler, Brown-Forman, talks about the duties of the positions he has held with B-F, the labor union at B-F and his duties as shop steward.
Talks about strikes at the plant.
Harrison, a truck driver with Brown-Forman describes his job and the mechanization of the warehouse; also talks about union activities.
A sectional manager for Seagrams, Kahn talks about Seagrams' Louisville, Kentucky operation, cost saving devices installed, the personalities involved, including Fred Wilkie and Sam Brofmann; and unionization of the Louisville plant.
Luckett, a truck driver with Brown-Forman, describes his job, the changes which have taken place, and unions.
Moore is retired from the L&N Railroad having served most of his years of employment with both the L&N and the NC&StL Railroads in the areas of personnel and labor relations. Main topics: background prior to employment with the L&N Railroad; World War II years and the effects on hiring and promotional procedures; labor problems and agreements from 1949 including merger consideration; Moore's transfer to Louisville and the differences in his work; procedures for handling labor disputes; massive re-education program for management and reclassification of jobs through setting descriptions for all jobs and crafts; changes in labor force due to improved technology; railroad labor organization; background on the operating and nonoperating crafts; insights into specific unions such as Brotherhood of Railroad and Airline Clerks; racial and minority considerations in personnel; the importance of unions today and future trends for training skilled personnel.
Neal, a mechanic with Brown-Forman, talks about the different jobs he has done in the plant; also discusses women, blacks, and labor unions.
Phillips, of the Seagrams Lawrenceburg, Kentucky plant, worked in the fermenting room, the yeast room and for years was the union steward in that plant. He discusses plant production, the labor force and labor issues, and personnel problems. Please note: while there is a transcript of this interview, the audio recording has been lost.