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Collection Details


Collection Name: Labor: University of North Carolina Foodworkers' Strikes, 1974-1975, 1979
Repository Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson Library. Manuscript Collection. Southern Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e19046
Dates Spanned: 1974-1979
Description: These interviews focus on the University of North Carolina foodworkers' strikes against the University of North Carolina Food Service, February-March 1969 (interviews E-55-82), and against SAGA Food Service, November-December 1969 (interviews E-83-92). The participants in the strikes were primarily African-American women, although many university groups ultimately became involved. The individuals interviewed include foodworkers, members of the Black Student Movement, members of the Southern Student Organizing Committee, and other students, mediators, lawyers, faculty members, and university officials. The interviews establish the chronology and role of each participant and address the issues of class, race, and gender raised by the strikes. Other topics include student protests in the 1960s, university-town relations, and the university's position in state government.
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Chapel Hill, NC; Collective labor agreements--Food service; Food service employees--Chapel Hill (N.C.); North Carolina; Oral history; Southern States; Strikes and lockouts; United States; University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill campus)--Food service; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Collection Code: OHC0004589