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00:00:00 - Expectations before the strike / Interactions with scabs

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Partial Transcript: Okay Nannie, why don't we start by, um, talking to me about before the strike.

Segment Synopsis: Nannie Rainey talks about hearing rumors about the Brookside strike before it began. She talks about her expectations before the strike. She talks about her experiences on the picket line being called names by scabs, the physical altercations on the picket line, and the people she knew from the area before interacting with them at the strike.

Keywords: "Scabs" (strikebreakers); Before; Bill Doan; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Cars; Coal camps; Company camps; Contract; Demonstrations; Dorothy Johnson; Expectations; Familiarity; Family; Jails; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Johnson; Jerry Rainey; Jobs; Laying down; Length; Marches; Men; Mickey Messer; Name calling; Neighbors; Nick Williams; Offices; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Possibilities; Rallies; Rumors; Scabs; Speculation; State police; Sticks; Strikers; Switches; Talking; Time; Tub Rainey; Whitfield Mine; Wilma Osborne; Wives; Women's roles

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Law enforcement.; Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Violence; Women in the labor movement

00:08:29 - Local attitudes about the strike

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Partial Transcript: Nannie, do you remember some people who would n--who didn't want the strike?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about whether she knew anyone who opposed the strike. She talks about her and others' reasons for supporting the strike. She mentions the difference between the Southern Label Union (SLU) and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).

Keywords: 1964; Attitudes; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Coal camps; Company camps; Cryder (Ky.); Death; Demonstrations; Expenses; Fathers; Finances; Health insurance; Husbands; Income; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Junior Deaton; Marches; Mothers; Opposition; Pay; Payments; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Salary; Southern Label Union (SLU); Spending; Strike benefits; Strike pay; Strikers; Support; Tub Rainey; United Mine Workers of America (UMWA); Virgil Sawyers; Wages; Willing; Wives; Work

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Labor unions--Strike benefits; Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

00:12:16 - Joining the strike and overview of her actions during the strike

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Partial Transcript: So when did you first find out there was a strike?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about learning of the strike and her first reaction to the news. She talks about how she came to join the strike. She gives a brief overview of all of her actions during the strike, including picket lines, rallies, making signs, and more.

Keywords: Arrests; Awareness; Bills; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Children; Citizens' public inquiry; Coal camps; Company camps; Crying; Demonstrations; Dorothy Johnson; Expenses; Finances; Harlan Daily Enterprise; Hearings; Houses; Income; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Joining; Layoffs; Letters; Lois Scott; Marches; Minnie Lunsford; News coverage; Newspapers; Pay; Paydays; Payments; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Reporters; Salary; Schools; Signs; Spending; State police; Stickers; Stopping cars; Strikers; Tub Rainey; Wages; Word of mouth; Work

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Law enforcement.; Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

00:19:21 - Enjoyable parts of the strike / Being kicked out of their home

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Partial Transcript: Well, when you were on the picket line, did you--was there stuff you--that went on there that you enjoyed? That you liked?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about enjoying getting together with the other strikers and socializing while waiting on the picket line. She talks about her devastation when she and the other miners' families were kicked out of Brookside camp. She talks about Sheriff Billy G. Williams delivering their eviction notices.

Keywords: Accomplishment; Ages (Ky.); Angry; Baseball fields; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Brothers; Camaraderie; Cars; Children; Closed; Coal camps; Company camps; Court; Crochet; Demonstrations; Enjoyment; Evarts (Ky.); Eviction notices; Fathers; Feelings; Food; Gatherings; George Cryer; Guarding; Helping; Homes; Houses; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Kicked out; Mad; Marches; Notices; Passing time; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Planning; Rallies; Sad; Sheriff Billy G. Williams; State police; Strikers; Thrown out; Together; Tub Rainey

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Law enforcement.; Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

00:27:07 - Interactions with Norman Yarborough

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Partial Transcript: Did you ever talk to Norman Yarborough yourself?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about knowing Norman Yarborough before the strike. She talks about the women on the picket line yelling at him and posting signs, which his daughter tore down.

Keywords: "Scabs" (strikebreakers); Bridges; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Cars; Coal camps; Coal operators; Company camps; Daughters; Demonstrations; Heart attacks; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Marches; Name calling; Norman Yarborough; Patty Yarborough; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Scabs; Signs; Strikers; Tub Rainey

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

00:29:55 - Memories and regrets regarding the strike

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Partial Transcript: Let's see.

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks more about being called names by the scabs and receiving threats due to her participation in the strike. She talks about how she regrets not participating in actions like laying down in front of the scabs' cars like some of the other women did, but says that she was scared at the time.

Keywords: "Scabs" (strikebreakers); Audie Lee Widner; Beat up; Beating; Betty Eldridge; Betty Rae Eldridge; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Company men; Demonstrations; Different; Dorothy Johnson; Dramatic; Freda Noe; Gussie Mills; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Joining; Laying down; Lois Scott; Marches; Mary Phillips; Mary Widner; Memories; Minnie Lunsford; Name calling; Phone calls; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Regrets; Remembering; Roads; Rough; Ruby Stacy; Run over; Scabs; Scared; State police; Sticks; Strikers; Sue Noe; Switches; Threatening; Threats; Tub Rainey

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Law enforcement.; Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Violence; Women in the labor movement

00:34:38 - Children and family support during the strike

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Partial Transcript: Well like, tell me about when people were hollering all these things about you, these men and these women saying...

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about her children's feelings about the strike. She talks about people shooting at their house during the strike and fearing for her children's safety. She talks about family members helping them financially during the strike.

Keywords: "Scabs" (strikebreakers); Aunts; Awareness; Badges; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Children; Chrysler; City; Clothing; Coal camps; Company; Company camps; Contracts; Daughters; Demonstrations; Expenses; Family; Father-in-laws; Fathers; Ferndale; Finances; Food; Friends; Gardens; Hardships; Help; Houses; Hurt; Ignored; Income; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Jobs; Leaving; Marches; Michigan; Money; Name calling; Parents; Pay; Payments; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Quitting; Rallies; Salary; Scabs; Scared; School clothes; Schoolhouses; Schools; Shootings; Sisters; Spending; Strike pay; Strikers; Support; Tub Rainey; Union men; Upset; Wages; Whitfield Mine; Work; Yelling; hurt

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

00:44:16 - Picket line schedules

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Partial Transcript: Let's go back to the picket line for a minute then.

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about waking up early to go to the picket line, coming home to get her children off to school, and then returning to the picket line. She talks about how the women cooked food in between shifts on the picket line. She talks more about violence during the strike.

Keywords: "Scabs" (strikebreakers); Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Children; Coal camps; Company camps; Cooking; Daughters; Demonstrations; Dorothy Johnson; Family; Food; Friends; Gussie Mills; Harlan County U.S.A. (Motion picture); Harlan County USA (Motion picture); Harlan County, USA (Motion picture); Hitting; Home; Hot; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Lois Scott; Marches; Mary Widner; Neighbors; Opposition; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Planning; Proud; Rallies; Recognition; Scabs; Schedules; Schools; State police; Sticks; Stopping; Strikers; Sue Noe; Switches; Tabitha Rainey; Treatment; Tub Rainey; Unusual

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Harlan County USA (Motion picture); Law enforcement.; Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Violence; Women in the labor movement

00:51:20 - Brookside Women's Club

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Partial Transcript: Um, what about Highsplint?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey discusses the formation, meetings, and activities of the Brookside Women's Club. She talks about members, officers, and people who attended meetings. She talks about strategizing, and the club's interaction with the male union organizers. She talks about the dissolution of the Brookside Women's Club.

Keywords: "Loretta Lynn"; Active roles; After; Arguments; Betty Eldridge; Betty Rae Eldridge; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Brookside Women's Club; Buses; Club officers; Contact; Dangerous; Dangers; Decisions; Demonstrations; Disagreements; Donations; Dorothy Johnson; Enjoyment; Expenses; Finances; Formation; Friends; Fun; Glenbrook miners; Harlan County U.S.A. (Motion picture); Harlan County USA (Motion picture); Harlan County, USA (Motion picture); Highsplint (Ky.); In touch; Income; Involvement; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Johnson; Jerry Rainey; Jury duty; Lois Scott; Marches; Meetings; Membership; Men; Mickey Messer; Money; Multipurpose centers; Organizers; Pay; Payments; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Planning; Rallies; Reception; Reporters; Ruby Stacy; Salary; Spending; Split up; Stores; Strategizing; Strategy; Strike benefits; Strike pay; Strikers; Sue Noe; Sundays; Tub Rainey; Turned down; Union meetings; Wages; Work

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Harlan County USA (Motion picture); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Violence; Women in the labor movement

01:03:02 - Advice for strikers / Her childhood

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Partial Transcript: Well, Nannie, if one of your kids was getting ready to get into a strike like that, how would you feel right now?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about what advice she would give her children if they wanted to join a strike. She talks about where her husband worked after the strike. She talks about her father's participation in strikes during her childhood and growing up in the Brookside camp.

Keywords: Advice; After; Ages (Ky.); Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Children; Closed; Coal camps; Company camps; Contracts; Daughters; Demonstrations; Evarts (Ky.); Fathers; Floods; Jericho (Ky.); Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Joining; Marches; Organizers; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Schools; Sons; Sticks; Strikers; Support; Switches; Tub Rainey

Subjects: Childhood; Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Violence; Women in the labor movement

01:06:19 - Friendships on the picket line

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Partial Transcript: Let's see.

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about her relationships with the other women on the picket line and about talking with them about her personal problems during the strike.

Keywords: Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Carrying water; Children; Closeness; Coal camps; Company camps; Crisis; Death; Demonstrations; Friends; Hardships; Marches; Mothers; Neighbors; Personal problems; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Plumbing; Problems; Rallies; Relationships; Sickness; Strikers; Talking

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

01:10:52 - More on her children

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Partial Transcript: What about your kids?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about her children's relationships with the children of the scabs. She gives each of her children's birth years and talks about where they are working now.

Keywords: "Scabs" (strikebreakers); Ages (Ky.); Betty Rainey; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Children; Coal camps; Company camps; Demonstrations; Family; Friends; Grandchildren; Janey Rainey; Jeri Rainey; Jerry Rainey Jr.; Jobs; Linda Rainey; Marches; Mary Anne Rainey; Michigan; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Scabs; Schools; Strikers; Tabitha Rainey

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

01:16:15 - Household makeup during the strike

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Partial Transcript: Well, so when the strike started then all these folks were at home with you.

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about her family's income during the strike and how they survived the financial hardship. She talks more about losing their home at Brookside camp and describes the house they moved to. She talks about people in town who would let them buy what they needed on credit until the strike ended.

Keywords: Bills; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Children; Clothes; Coal camps; Coal heat; Company camps; Credit; Debts; Demonstrations; Edith Wooten; Electricity; Expenses; Family; Finances; Food; Grocery stores; Help; Home; Home ownership; Houses; Income; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Jobs; Junior Deaton; Loans; Losses; Marches; Mortgages; Moving; Pay; Paychecks; Payments; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Rent; Salary; Schools; Spending; Strike benefits; Strike pay; Strikers; Tub Rainey; Wages; Water; Work

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

01:21:39 - Household management during the strike / Religion

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Partial Transcript: Okay Nannie, tell me now about how you ran house during the strike.

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about who in her family performed various chores and how all of the housework got done during the strike. She talks about what her family did for fun. She talks about religion and the sermons preacher Otis King gave at the picket line.

Keywords: Attendance; Bills; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Children; Chores; Churches; Cleaning; Clubhouses; Coal camps; Company camps; Controversy; Cooking; Demonstrations; Fun; Horseshoes; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Laundry; Linda Rainey; Lois Scott; Marches; Michigan; Movies; Otis King; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Preachers; Railroad tracks; Rallies; Repairs; Ringer washers; Schools; Sermons; Singing; State police; Strikers; Sunday schools; Sunrise services; Towns; Tub Rainey; Washing; Water; Weekends; Young people's meeting

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Law enforcement.; Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Recreation; Religion; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

01:28:27 - Being arrested and going to jail during the strike

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Partial Transcript: Well did your kids ever come up to the picket line?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about being arrested for her participation in the strike. She talks about her experience in jail and the other strikers who were with her. She talks about taking three of her children with her to jail.

Keywords: Arrested; Arrests; Beds; Betty Rainey; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Children; Cleaning; Coffee; Daughters; Demonstrations; Dorothy Johnson; Fines; Food; Freda Armes; Graduation; High schools; Jailers; Jails; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Jerry Rainey Jr.; Jobs; Lawyers; Marches; Mary Widner; Michigan; Names; Paul Willis; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Ruby Lunsford; Ruby Stacy; Sisters; Strikers; Sue Noe; Tabitha Rainey; Talking; Tobacco juice; Treatment; Tub Rainey; Welfare

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Law enforcement.; Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

01:37:06 - How the strike changed her

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Partial Transcript: So, let's see. Where are we on all this?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey discusses how her attitude changed after her participation in the strike.

Keywords: "Scabs" (strikebreakers); Attitudes; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Changes; Churches; Closeness; Closer; Confidence; Demonstrations; Family; Hurt; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Marches; Mean; Name calling; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Scabs; Self-assured; Strength; Strikers; Tub Rainey

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

01:41:10 - Family history

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Partial Transcript: Let's see. I was asking you some of this already.

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about where her mother and father were born. She talks more about her childhood in Brookside camp and about growing up with and later marrying her husband, Jerry "Tub" Rainey. She talks about her education and how all her life she wanted to work. Now that her children are grown she applied for her first job outside of the home.

Keywords: Ages (Ky.); Army; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Bulldozers; Children; Chrysler; Coal camps; Company camps; Crying; Demonstrations; Dorothy Johnson; Dreams; Dropped out; Dropping out; Evarts (Ky.); Family; Fathers; High schools; Hopes; Jellico (Tenn.); Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Job applications; Job experience; Jobs; Marches; Married; Meeting; Michigan; Mothers; Moving; Nursing homes; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Strikers; Tub Rainey; Whitfield Mine; Work

Subjects: Childhood; Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Education; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

01:51:35 - Differences between living in Brookside and Michigan

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Partial Transcript: Well now this is just questions about where all that you've lived and some of it you've already told me.

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks more about their home in Brookside camp and discusses how that community differed from the one they lived in in Michigan. She talks about people she knew in Brookside and tells a story about the postman teasing her about her wanted poster.

Keywords: "Hillbillies"; Bathrooms; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Carrying water; Coal camps; Company camps; Demonstrations; Differences; Family; Gas heat; Houses; Jack Lebland; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; John Carter; Marches; Michigan; Neighbors; Norman Yarborough; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Plumbing; Postman; Rallies; Relationships; Rooms; Strikers; Talking; Tub Rainey; Visiting; Wanted posters

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

01:57:16 - Expectations after the strike

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Partial Transcript: Well, when the strike was going on, what did you think it was going to be like in the future for you and the kids and--

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about what she hoped for her community after the success of the strike. She talks more about her family's devastation of being kicked out of their home at Brookside camp. She talks about expecting the rest of Harlan County to unionize, and that she did not realize how difficult a task that would be. She talks about the benefits that UMWA provided. She talks about missing being involved in the strike after it ended.

Keywords: "Scabs" (strikebreakers); Accomplishments; After; Baseball fields; Better; Boring; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Brookside Women's Club; Chicken pox; Children; Closing; Coal camps; Company camps; Demonstrations; Difficulty; Eastover picnics; Expectations; Expenses; Family; Fathers; Fighting; Finances; Flowers; Future; Health insurance; Houses; Illness; Improvements; Income; Jericho (Ky.); Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Jesse Rigney; Jobs; Learning; Loans; Marches; Michigan; Money; Mortgages; Moving; Pay; Payments; Perseverance; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Raises; Rallies; Rent; Safer; Salary; Scabs; Scared; Sickness; Sisters; Southern Label Union (SLU); Spending; Strikers; Surgery; Together; Tub Rainey; Unemployment; United Mine Workers of America (UMWA); Wages; Work; Worry

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal mine accidents; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Coal mines and mining--Safety measures; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Mine safety; Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement

02:10:19 - Travel to support the strike

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Partial Transcript: By the way Nannie, did you ever travel any with the strike to publicize it?

Segment Synopsis: Rainey describes traveling to Washington, D.C. with some of the strikers. She talks about her first airplane ride, staying in a hotel, and visiting the UMWA building. She talks about her husband traveling to New York to protest at Wall Street.

Keywords: Airplanes; Arnold Miller; Brookside Camp; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Caravans; Coal camps; Company camps; Demonstrations; Enjoyment; Fun; Hotels; Impressions; Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Louie Stacy; Marches; Mary Widner; Meetings; Men; Mickey Messer; Minnie Lunsford; New York; Photographs; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Reporters; Ruby Stacy; Sightseeing; Stores; Strikers; Traveling; Tub Rainey; United Mine Workers of America (UMWA); Wall Street picket; Washington, D.C.

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Washington (D.C.); Women in the labor movement

02:18:07 - How others have changed since the strike / Her husband's attitude about picket lines

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Partial Transcript: You were talking to me about that you feel like you've changed since the strike.

Segment Synopsis: Rainey talks about how other families changed because of the strike. She talks about her husband's refusal to cross picket lines, even to visit a family member in the hospital when workers there were on strike. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Accomplishments; Attitudes; Brookside Mine; Brookside Mine Strike; Brookside Strike; Changes; Childbirth; Crossing; Daughters; Demonstrations; Divorce; Expenses; Finances; Funeral; Hardships; Hospitals; Income; Involvement; Jericho (Ky.); Jerry "Tub" Rainey; Jerry Rainey; Lawrence Jones; Marches; Mary Anne Rainey; Participation; Pay; Payments; Permission; Picket lines; Picketers; Pickets; Rallies; Relationships; Salary; Spending; Strikers; Tub Rainey; Wages; Work

Subjects: Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky., 1973.; Coal miners' spouses; Coal miners--Kentucky; Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing; Coal miners--Labor unions.; Coal mines and mining--Kentucky; Collective bargaining--Coal mining industry; Communities.; Families.; Harlan (Ky.); Harlan County (Ky.); Picketing.; Protest and social movements; Protest movements.; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers of America; Women in the labor movement