Interview with James (Jim) Fite
Collection — Box: 1
This collection consists of 1 DVD of a digital video recording. The DVD documents an interview with Jim Fite, labor activist and former White Lung Association (WLA) Executive Director and National Secretary. The interview was conducted by Bill Barry, labor activist, on 12/10/2018 and includes discussion of Fite’s work at the Baltimore Bethlehem Steel Key Highway Shipyard and his work with the White Lung Association. The interview also discusses Fite’s efforts to save and preserve the records of the White Lung Association. The collection also includes 1 paper copy list of questions for the interview.
- 2018 December 10
- Barry, Bill (Labor activist) (Interviewer, Person)
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0.2 Linear feet (2 items) : DVD and paper
This collection contains a video interview with James (Jim) Fite, labor activist and former White Lung Association (WLA) Executive Director and National Secretary. The interview was conducted by Bill Barry, labor activist in 2018.
James (Jim) Fite is the former White Lung Association (WLA) Executive Director and National Secretary. He is a labor activist. Born in Oklahoma, Fite began work in Baltimore, Maryland as a machinist at the Bethlehem Steel Key Highway Shipyard in 1979 and continued working there for a number of years. The White Lung Association was formed in 1979 to protect workers in the steel, auto, and shipyard industries. It was a worker-led nonprofit based in Baltimore. They advocated for laborers exposed to asbestos, a deadly, naturally-occurring silicate used in building and manufacturing and educated the public regarding the hazards of asbestos exposure. The group successfully helped change national, state, and local laws concerning asbestos.
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A refrence copy of the interview was given to Special Collections and Archives by Bill Barry on July 15, 2019.
- Interview with James (Jim) Fite
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