Interview with Pebble Justice, July 3, 1987

Project: Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project

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Justice talks about her duties as an aide at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital starting in 1967 and how the role has changed today. She 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. 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. She talks about how she felt about going back to work after the strike ended and working with strikebreakers. She 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. Justice talks about her early life, including education, leaving home, and her first marriage.

Interview Accession

1987oh151_ws062

Interviewee Name

Pebble Justice

Interviewer Name

Sally Ward Maggard

Interview Date

1987-07-03

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Justice, Pebble Interview by Sally Ward Maggard. 03 Jul. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Justice, P. (1987, July 03). Interview by S. W. Maggard. Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Justice, Pebble, interview by Sally Ward Maggard. July 03, 1987, Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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