Interview with Judy Maynard Bevins, July 1, 1987

Project: Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project

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Bevins recalls working as a nurses' aide in Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She describes her duties and how her occupation has changed since the strike occurred. Bevins recalls the secretive labor union organizing efforts inside the hospital before the strike began. She describes the first night of the strike as chaotic but exciting. The strike on Pikeville Methodist Hospital failed in its goal to bring a labor union into the hospital but Bevins contends that she would do it again. Bevins also describes working in Mountain Manor nursing home and recalls her work there as being depressing because the patients never got better. Bevins discusses the effects of the strike and the lessons that she learned while standing on the picket line.

Interview Accession

1987oh144_ws055

Interviewee Name

Judy Maynard Bevins

Interviewer Name

Sally Ward Maggard

Interview Date

1987-07-01

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Bevins, Judy Maynard Interview by Sally Ward Maggard. 01 Jul. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bevins, J.M. (1987, July 01). Interview by S. W. Maggard. Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bevins, Judy Maynard, interview by Sally Ward Maggard. July 01, 1987, Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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