the Interviews: a time-line

        late 19th century            1927------1944                           1975--77                                    2013-
        family histories                    events                               the interviews                    listening to the interviews


    Detroit: East Side                               
Frank Fagan (I) Murray Body UAW 2
Dick Frankensteen Dodge Main

Charles Watson Dodge Main UAW 3 Ross, Zaremba, Marquart
Joe Adams Dodge Main UAW 3
Joe Ptazynski (I)g Dodge Main UAW 3
Earl Reynolds Dodge Main UAW 3
Jack Zeller (I) Chrysler UAW 7
Sam Sweet (III) Plymouth UAW 51
Francis Moore (III) Hudson/ UAW 154 Tracy Doll OH
McDaniel Packard
UAW 190
Harry Kujawski Packard UAW 190
Eddie Dvornik Packard UAW 190
Bill Mazey (III) Briggs
UAW 212
Ernie Mazey (III) all around

Irwin Bauer (III) Budd Wheel UAW 306
Paul Silver (I)
Det. Steel Prods
UAW 351

Bill Jenkins Chrysler H.P.
UAW 490

Leonard Klue Michigan Steel Tube
UAW 238

Tony Podorsek (III)
body-in-white super.

3 + 1 tel.



               Detroit: West Side
 W John & Minnie Anderson (I)

Irene Marinovich (I)

Dorosh (Silver/I)

CP Petrakovitz (II)
CP east side dist org

*Joe Jeffries (II)
Great Lakes Steel

*Al Rightly (III)

Mary Davis

CP W Stanley Novak

Blain Marrin
Tool & Die Local 157

Ed Lock
Ford 600

Percy Llewelyn
Ford 600

Joe Brown
Henry Kruas
James Lindahl
Emil L. Mazey  (WWII)

             Flint and Pontiac
Norman Bully Buick 599

Larry Jones Chevrolet 659

Bill Genski Fisher Body #1 581

Cliff Williams Yellow Cab

Saul Wellman

              Midland Steel: UAW Local 410
Jim Peters
Chrysler line

Oscar Oden

George Bidinger (I)
Large presses

Bob Brenner (II)
Tool and Die

Agnes Baransky

John Anderson (III)
Local 155

Betty Jaskiewsky (I)

Bill & Helen Moore (I)

____ Dinkle (I)

_____ Tiedermann (I)

Almdale/Newby (II)

Earl Pollntz (II)

Barney Kluk (II)
Tool & Die

___ Perry (II)

Art Lamb (II)
Works Manager

Agnes Morehouse (III)

Lillian  _____ (III)

Ed Tyll (III)

Jim Holbrook (III)
Shipping & Recieving

Louis Voletti

Lawrence Voletti

Willie Jones

Chester Podgorski

Lillian Rowling


____ Sundstrom

Pete Olshove

Joe Block

____ Skinner

Lotte Klos

Levi Nelson

Herman Burt

William Hintz
2-21-77; 1-10-77

____ Wainwright

George Borovich

Dodge Main

Mich Steel Tube (Emergence)

Jim Peters

I already know somer of the things that emerge: Bill Jenkins vignette about his relation to the Bulgarian group

Bully's charaterization of CPs, SPs, and PPs; his characterization of cultural differences between immigrants and anglos; his account of the rise of the epigones

FDR as charismatic aura: non-Cartesian approach: individuals do not "believe" in FDR; FDR is the projection of a collective identity, related to the role of President but not reducible to it

Michael Mann on continuum

E-->ND superorganism/trajectory

observations (Jenkins on Bulgarians;

the problem of BWP/CP: UAW 410 and Flint; Mortimer; Bully and Jones on CPs in Flint (Fine, Sit-down); Bernie and Mae; Irene Marinovich; Genski; James Lindahl Papers; Packard rept. (McDaniel, Lindahl); Reuther bio.;

Oppenheimer, Mortimer, Reuther, Hillman biographies: integrate these into the time-line

1.  there are many more such biographies that could be added, but already there is a sufficient number such that we can speak of each as a moment in the unfolding of the superorganism/vector: historical trajectory of the Enlightement to the New Deal (E⇒ND)

habitus/historical trajectory E⇒ND

Now, the historical-developmental trajectory E⇒ND includes the habitus/milieu of Progressivism, thus the TS, the biography of Robert Oppenheimer

Flint and Pontiac +

Packard Rept

Frank Pinchon, chmn ch stew
Helene Gage, ch stew womens
J K McDaniel ch stew RD
Roland Lux, ch stew AN

John Danta, ch stew XSB
Hymie Schuster, ch stew SDE
James Lambert, ch stew LR

The Plan (2-22-15):

Transform all tapes to digital files, and only then listen to them (this much more efficient, and doesn't risk damaging forty year old cassette tapes)

Do not transcribe, except in rare segments (Quotes to be embedded in narrative synlopsis); this is too time-consuming.

Instead, listen to the interviews and provide a narrative synopsis.

Already I know that certain---

The Interviews are a set of dialogic unfoldings that form a lens through which to examine the ontologies and events, the transformations and reactions, that are subsumed under the term unionization.  The factories, meeting halls, and neighborhoods of southeastern Michigan are laboratories in which to investigate the play of forces: first, the deep structures, the genetic ontologies(the principles of the production of practices) that dominate the manifold areas of human activity; and second, the irruption of forces that interrupt the inner logics of an entirely different kind, referred to variously as the will to power but also [Bourdieu]; and third, the externals: FDR mystique; role of KE administrators in Dodge, Midland, etc.

examples of this below: