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Joe Jacobs oral history interview, July 5, 1991

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: JacobsJ_19910705_P1991-01

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn and Millie Beck. Among topics discussed: Cases involving Section 7A, Title VII of the EEO; Taft‑Hartley Act; North American Rayon and American Bemburg plant; Childersburg, Alabama plant; Harold Dworet; Sylacauga; Beaunit; Greenville, Alabama; Hat Corporation of America; Carmen Lucia; G.D. Dunham, organizer for the AF of L; anti‑union activity; 1942 Convention of Hatters; Reform, Alabama IBEW plant; Tuscaloosa, Alabama Fuebtam plant; Rechtman, cap manufacturer from Detroit; Dan River Mills; Demopolis, Alabama; hand billing; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Decatur, Alabama; organizing a flour mill; desegregation of union committees; U.S. Rubber Company textile mill at Winnsboro, South Carolina; segregated unions.


  • Creation: July 5, 1991


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.

Biographical Note

Joe Jacobs has served as a labor lawyer in the South since 1929. He has served as counsel for the Southeast Building Trades Conference, general counsel and southern director for the United Textile Workers of America, and southern counsel for the United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers, and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, as well as being an active member of Workmen's Circle, a labor‑oriented Jewish fraternal order.


2 item(s) (audio (1:41:15 duration) transcript (55 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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