Brian Diskin interview conducted by Clark Douglas Halker, 2011-08-14
Brian Diskin, business manager for IWU Local #380, reviews his personal background, his history as an iron worker, his union activities, the current state of the trade, and Local #380, as well as the iron workers' festival and strikes.
This interview was conducted at the 2011 Iron Workers Union National Convention in the Sheraton Hotel's Chicago River Exhibit Hall in downtown Chicago. We were literally inside the history exhibit display. The hall is very noisy and the interview area very boomy.
Recorded at the Iron Workers Union National Convention in the Sheraton Hotel's Chicago River Exhibit Hall, Chicago, Illinois, August 14, 2011.
Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062: 00256) 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.