Al Bass and Craig Satalic interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-11-22
Craig Satalic and Al Bass, both officials for Iron Workers Union (IWU) Local 1, review their entrance into and history in the trade, the importance of the union, the apprenticeship program, labor relations in Chicago, women and iron working, safety and ironworking over time, insurance, and the role of unions in American society today.
Satalic and Bass were interviewed at the same time. They are busy fellows and some of the phone calls and interruptions during the interview are recorded here.
Recorded at the Iron Workers Union Local #1 Headquarters, Forest Park, Illinois, November 22, 2011.
Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062: 00264) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.