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00:00:00 - Role as a nurse aide

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Partial Transcript: Pebble, say your name.

Segment Synopsis: Justice talks about her duties as an aide at the hospital starting in 1967 and how the role has changed today. She discusses her education and how the strike factors into the job.

Keywords: Aides; Graveyard shifts; Healthcare; Licensed practical nurses (LPNs); Pikeville Methodist Hospital; Registered nurses (RNs)

Subjects: Hospital and community.; Hospital care--United States.; Medical care--Kentucky; Nursing.; Occupations.; Salaries

00:18:20 - Hospital working conditions / Initial unionization efforts

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Partial Transcript: You went back right aft--when they first called people back, in '81?

Segment Synopsis: Justice discusses working at the nursing home after the picket line during the hospital strike. She also talks about the origin of the unionization efforts among aides and how registered nurses now work in similar conditions as the aides did before the strike.

Keywords: Aides; Licensed practical nurses (LPNs); Nursing homes; Pikeville Methodist Hospital; Registered nurses (RNs); Training; Unionization

Subjects: Collective labor agreements; Education; Hospital and community.; Medical care--Kentucky; Occupations.; Picketing.

00:27:47 - Attempts to unionize

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Partial Transcript: Well, when you started organizing, what kind of things did you want to have changed about your job if you got the union in?

Segment Synopsis: Justice talks about the effort to unionize, including picketing and the backlash from the hospital. Justice discusses how other people at the hospital, including the board of directors, reacted to unionization.

Keywords: Failures; Pikeville Methodist Hospital; Protests; Terminations; Unions

Subjects: Hospital care--United States.; Medical care--Kentucky; Picketing.; Salaries; Strikes and lockouts

00:37:40 - Working after the strike / Household during the strike

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Partial Transcript: You're working now with some of the people who worked during the strike, right?

Segment Synopsis: Justice talks about how she felt about going back to work after the strike ended and working with strikebreakers. She also discusses her home life during the strike, including how she divided her time, and the death of both her mother and husband.

Keywords: Children; Deaths; Nursing homes; Pikeville Methodist Hospital; Protests

Subjects: Families.; Occupations.; Picketing.; Strikebreakers; Strikes and lockouts--Kentucky

00:45:58 - Strikebreakers / Strike conditions / Involvement of unions

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Partial Transcript: Did you think it was gonna be real long, or?

Segment Synopsis: Justice discusses the people who crossed the picket line -- some of whom were generally pro-union. She talks more about what protesters did during the strike and the threat of losing their licenses. Justice also discusses the input of other unions.

Keywords: Colleagues; Communications Workers of America (CWA); Picket lines; Pikeville Methodist Hospital; Unionization; Unions; United Mine Workers of America (UMWA); Working conditions

Subjects: Communications Workers of America.; Labor unions--Strike benefits; Medical care--Kentucky; Picketing.; Strikebreakers; Strikes and lockouts--Kentucky

00:55:36 - Efforts against unionization / Organizing

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Partial Transcript: Well, what else? Did you go, um, to any of the court hearings or anything that went on during the strike?

Segment Synopsis: Justice discusses violence and other actions taken against strikers. She also talks about organizing for the union and her current feelings about the strike.

Keywords: Communications Workers of America (CWA); John Powell; Pikeville Methodist Hospital; United Mine Workers of America (UMWA); Violence

Subjects: Communication Workers of America.; Families.; Medical care--Kentucky; Picketing.; United States--Trials, litigation, etc.; Women political activists

01:14:32 - Personal life / Working during the flood

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Partial Transcript: We're trying to get some, some personal biography from everybody who was involved in the strike.

Segment Synopsis: Justice talks about her early life, including education, leaving home, and her first marriage. She also discusses living and working through the flood.

Keywords: Floods; Households; Marriages; Natural disasters; Nursing; Siblings; Unions

Subjects: Children; Education--Kentucky; Families.; Occupations.; Picketing.

01:30:40 - Hospital after the strike

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Partial Transcript: Well, you got your back pay--no, first you got called back, right?

Segment Synopsis: Justice discusses the immediate working conditions after the strike, especially the layoffs. She also talks about the current working conditions of the hospital, including the management of staff and benefits.

Keywords: Back pay; Benefits; Layoffs; Organizing; Pikeville Methodist Hospital; Staff; Unions

Subjects: Children; Hospital and community.; Hospital care--United States.; Nursing.; Occupations.