Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 21, 1974 · Page 8
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Union Women on Move, Labor Leader Says FUNNY BUSINESS By Roger Bollen By MARION DOYLE PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A new breed of labor union leader is emerging in the country and Barbara Berger is part of it. Far from the stereotyped image of the cigar-chomping, slick talking union organizer, Mrs. Berger is a pleasant, soft-spoken woman in her 30s. a housewife, mother of two teenage children, who loves to cook and looks as though she'd be more at home at the PTA than at contract negotiations. But she's helped negotiate four of them successfully for Local 1038, United Auto Workers, at the Woodbridge Ronson lighter plant, and is the only woman UAW leader in New Jersey. UAW membership in the state numbers 50,000. There are 28 locals. Recently she attended a conference in Chicago and was elected one of four representatives for the UAW on the national coordinating committee of the Coalition of Labor Union Women. She's on the labor-management board at Middlesex County College, a member of the UAW speakers' bureau, and chairman of the women's council for Region 9 of the UAW (which covers New Jersey, Pennsylvania and part of New York.) A woman of quiet determination, she thoroughly enjoys her job as a working president of Local 1038. She's seen substantial progress over the year: an hourly wage that has increased from $1.58 in 1962 to $3.50 now; increased vacation time; a drug plan whereby employes have help in purchasing medical prescriptions; and retroactive pension credits, to name a few of the benefits won. She first found herself interested in union activities back in 1962 when she went to the shop steward with a complaint and when she didn't agree with the way it was resolved, he told her to go to the union. She did, and she's been part of it ever since. She's worked as a machine operator, a line operator and in quality control at Ronson. Now in her post as a working president she can take time off from her job for union business "for which the local reimburses me,'' she explains. She doesn't hesitate to separate the wheat from the chaff either. She makes it very clear that she doesn't believe •A' ••'- \ 'X, VJest .Car' o\\ CHECK OUR SPORTING GOODS Ladies! SPECIALS \ J, I *, V.. vs Model BT110 BIKE SALE! — Y >«xwih|c« X J BftLERTW,NE BALER TWINE S&S HAS THE FINEST TWINE AVAILABLE HEAVY TWINE FOR SQUARE BALER AND 40 SPOOL ROLL BALER TWINE. ASK FOR OUR PRICES. WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD AT S&S! ALSO EASTMAN PLASTIC TWINE V /r HIGH SPEED CULTIVATOR SHIELD Cuts first time over the field by '/2. Will adapt to either front of rear- mount cultivator. ROLLING SHIELDS NOW IN STOCK fc 8", 10", 12" Sixes WRENCH SET :-*•-' i f i?» '.£> BALE ELEVATOR in "tokenism jobs." "Anyone who makes a place in the labor movement should be qualified to do the job, not put there just to have a female on the staff. Token jobs are out," she says emphatically. "The UAW is beginning to realize that ability counts ... I believe there's a change in the trend of thought. ''It used to be that everything was done by political input. Now ability counts, not political pressure. When someone sitting on the sidelines knows more than the one in control, nothing is accomplished," she says. She's determined, she says, to help raise the level of public understanding on political, economic and social issues. She's not a college graduate, but is a graduate, of the Rutgers Labor Institute and of summer school sessions at Penn State and Rutgers, and way back when she was Barbara Keller she graduated from Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High School and worked as a dietary aide at St. Peter's and Middlesex hospitals. She frankly hopes the future holds a post "I have earned," she says, because she feels women should be recognized in the labor movement. "We hope to go ahead and make women aware of their role in labor and help those who are not organized to get legislation of interest to women. "In New Jersey," she points out, "51 per cent of the work force is made up of women but only a very small percentage is organized." At the conference in Chicago where she was a workshop leader she found she was "amazed at the concern and interest of the union women. "I can see where women are not going to be afraid to stand up for the rights of women within their local unions and internationals. The wide representation of the New WELL, TME XR--/OO IS BASICALLY THE SAME AS.THEXR-101 BUT; OF COOPSE, WITH *R--/OI THE AM-FM RADIO is STAHPAKP Custom build 7 /e", 16 gauge steel tubing sealed ball- bearing. Lighweight, sturdy, built to last. Basic unit 18 ft. extends to 30 ft. vertical. 60ft. horizontal. 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New Jersey had 60 women in attendance, many of whom paid their own expenses out there. There were 2,400 delegates in all." She has a booster in Martin Gerber, director of community affairs for the UAW in New Jersey. "Every time I've gone to him I've gotten cooperation for our programs. As far as I'm concerned we're not being put down." She's optimistic about the future. And she has a favorite quotation borrowed from Dr. Ashley Montagu, anthropologist and author: "Until women are freed from the myths and barriers which impede their progress, no man can be free." ENZYMES FINE MAMARONECK, N.Y. ( AP) — The human body produces more than 1,500 enzymes, tiny protein molecules that promote chemical reactions essential to human life, and scientists have also been able to adapt several of the functions enzymes perform in the body to industry. 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