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GM & UAW: In Their Own Words



Lou Adkins
Lou Adkins was born in Indianapolis in 1899.  He came to Janesville with his father in 1920 to work at Samson Tractor Company; he spent most working years at Fisher.  Adkins was one of the original cadre of organizers for Local 95 of the UAW.  He served on Local 95's shop committee and as president of the joint Local 95-Local 121 union during World War II.  His tapes include valuable recollections of the earliest UAW organizing activity at the Fisher plant.

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