Interview with Hazel Ratliff, June 2, 1987

Project: Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Hazel Ratliff was working in the cafeteria of Pikeville Methodist Hospital when the strike began. In this interview, she discusses the transition from Appalachian Regional Hospital ("the old hospital") to Pikeville Methodist Hospital ("the new hospital"), the lead-up to the strike, the night the strike began, and her many efforts to attempt to unionize the hospital. She talks about testifying in court, traveling to gain support for the strike, boycotting other businesses, and violence on the picket line. She talks about her tactics for secretly gathering information about the hospital during the strike.

Interview Accession

1988oh010_ws106

Interviewee Name

Hazel Ratliff

Interviewer Name

Sally Ward Maggard

Interview Date

1987-06-02

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Ratliff, Hazel Interview by Sally Ward Maggard. 02 Jun. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ratliff, H. (1987, June 02). Interview by S. W. Maggard. Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Ratliff, Hazel, interview by Sally Ward Maggard. June 02, 1987, Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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