Interview with Judy Maynard Bevins, July 1, 1987
Project: Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project
Interview SummaryBevins 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 KeywordWomen political activists Picketing Strikes and lockouts--Kentucky Pikeville (Ky.) Occupations Labor unions--Organizing Work environment Salaries Strikebreakers Labor injunctions Communications Workers of America (CWA) Nurses' aides Families Medical care--Appalachian Region Medicine Labor union meetings Job security Children Practical nurses Religion Education United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)
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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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