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John Russell, July 25, 1974. Interview E-0014-2.
Organizer for the Fur and Leather Workers Union Describes the Events Leading to the Merger with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union: John Russell describes the events leading to the merger of the Fur and Leather Workers Union with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters in 1955. Russell focuses on the progressive political views of the Fur and Leather Workers, their strong regional presence in the South, the role of leaders within their trade union movement, and the aftermath of the merger.
Interviewee: John Russell    Interviewer: William Finger
Duration: 01:18:50     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.
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John Russell, July 19, 1975. Interview E-0014-3.
Radical Labor Activist Describes His Work With the Amalgamated Meat Cutters in the South and the Changing Nature of the Labor Movement: John Russell describes his work as an international representative and organizer for the Amalgamated Meat Workers Union following its merger with the Fur and Leather Workers Union in 1955. Russell discusses the limitations and opportunities that resulted from this merger, his work organizing poultry workers, and his thoughts on the changing nature of the labor movement.
Interviewee: John Russell    Interviewer: William Finger
Duration: 01:34:50     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.