Cannon Mills Company
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The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks contains three scrapbooks of printed material, 1976-1991, when the union attempted to organize Cannon Mills (Kannapolis, N.C.). The scrapbooks cover textile industry issues such brown lung, the ACTWU's involvement in other mills, and Kannapolis' problems with illiteracy and crumbling infrastructure. The bulk of materials in the ACTWU vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks fall between 1976 and 1981.
Honeycutt reads letters written by union leaders to various political leaders, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She also talks about the stretch-out system, working and health conditions in the mill, people being fired for joining the union at Cannon Manufacturing Company (which later acquired the Brown Mill), her husband's work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and mill work during World War II.
Honeycutt discusses her father's involvement in union, her husband's involvement in the union, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the aftermath of that strike and other topics.
Honeycutt discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934, union organizing, the impact of the New Deal, the legacy of the strike, and other topics.
Honeycutt discusses a lawsuit invovling Cannon Mills and strikers, blacklisting of strikers by Cannon Mills, mill housing, the aftermath of the strike, the WPA and other topics. Blythe discusses reporting on the textile workers' strike of 1934 in North Carolina and how early attempts at organizing unions, led by communist organizers impact how the 1934 strike was viewed by the public.
Irby discusses his life, working at the mill and YMCA, and union strikes.
Irby discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934, a strike that occurred in Kannapolis in 1921, working conditions in the mill, and other topics.
Blanche Willis and her daughter Kay discuss what it was like during the Civil Rights movement, and Kay describes what it was like to be the first African American woman to be employed at the Cannon Mill.
Willis discusses segregation in the mills and the community, domestic service, going to work in the the textile mill and her husband's work in the textile mills as both a janitor and a machine operator. The Plant Six Women discuss the recent Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union election results at the Fieldcrest-Cannon textile mill.
Willis discusses her work as a domestic servant, her husband's work in the mills both pre and post integration, and her childhood in Kannapolis.
Freeman and Melton discuss the textile workers' strike of 1934, the National Guard being called into Kannapolis, working in the mills, later unionization campaign, and other topics.
Milton and Freeman discuss the relationship between Cannon Mills and the Kannapolis police department, the 1974 unionization campaign at Cannon Mills, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the relationship between churches and the mills,and the erasure of working class history in Kannapolis.
Milton and Freeman discuss policing in Kannapolis and its ties to the Cannon Mills, union organizing, the textile workers' strike 1934, the integration of Cannon Mills and other topics.
Freeman discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934 in Kannapolis, N.C.
Grey discusses church involvement in favor and against union organizing as well as race relations in the mill and the union.
Haynes discusses tactics that Cannon Mills used against the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union during the 1991 unionization campaign, her family history in textiles, media coverage of the 1991 unionization campaign and other topics. The interview with Willis consists mainly of instructions on the format for answers of the questions in the interview.
Haynes discusses the impact of the textile workers's strike of 1934 has had on currents efforts to organizer Fieldcrest Cannon in Kannapolis, N.C., and talking about her family's history as textile workers and as union organizers.
Haynes discusses her union organizing, African Americans and the union, her mother's battle with brown lung and other topics.
Belk discusses his father's involvement in the textile unions, the textile workers' strike of 1934 and other topics. Miller discusses his organizing activities on behalf of the union, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the aftermath of the strike and other topics.
McGill describes her entry into union life, working conditions in the mills, public reception to union efforts, and the effects of the early union years on the strikes of the 1930s.