KPFK's labor reporters Bob Aldrich and Sam Kushner interview Crystal Lee Sutton, the textile worker who organized fellow employees despite anti-union activities of the J.P Stevens Company and others. Her experience was the model for the film Norma Rae, starring Sally Field. She discusses her background, conditions in factories, and her recent travels around the country organizing support for the J.P. Stevens boycott. Recorded in Los Angeles on March 10, 1980.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.