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Labor Radio December 2016

In Labor Radio by Mark Gevaart

Welcome to Labor Radio. This is the December 2016 show (AKA Show 011). If you have further interest in being a part of this show contact us through the email Contact us and let’s talk about your working life.

This month we talk with Carl Johnson from Pontiac Michigan. He has an interesting work history while he also tells the tale of his father who was a witness to Labor History in Michigan while an employee for Ford Motor Co.

Next we talk with UAW Ford Kentucky Truck Plant Union member Gordon Druien. He outlines his work history and the importance of continuing education. He used his Union Negotiated Tuition Assistance to complete and elevate his degree and work status. Education has paid off for Gord, he tells us his story.

We wrap up the hour and talk with Len Maydwell of Fort Wayne Indiana. He has an interesting and rich history of work in north-east Indiana. He is a military veteran and served in several corners of the globe. Len helps us understand what that work was like and some of the other jobs he did early in his life. Len also talks about his stint as a Local Sheet Metal Workers Union President.

Special thanks to WELT 95.7 FM for airing this show each month. You can find us on the FM dial every Monday from 6:00 – 7:00pm. The low power FM channel WELT 95.7 is a Community Access Radio station housed in the Allen County Public Library’s (ACPL) main branch. Thanks to ACPL for their support of WELT, Community Access Radio. send us an email.

Host Mark Gevaart does the interviews and edits this program.