Peter Zotek

ZotekInterviewee: Peter Zotek
Year: 1998
Location: Edmonton
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Index: Working at the meatpacking plant on 66th street in Edmonton, 1974-1993; Health and safety/injuries; Differences in management styles over the years; Peak period in meatpacking industry – 1950s and 1960s; Deterioration of plant under Pocklington; 1986 Gainers strike; Impact of profit taking by Burns and Maple Leaf; Problems caused because Burns would not handle grievances locally; Union parties; Cultural diversity in the plant; Water fights to cool down in summer