Author: Ben Hamper
Year Published: 1991
Description: In Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line, fourth generation auto worker Ben Hamper chronicled with both wit and wrath his years spent working in a General Motors assembly plant in Flint, Michigan and the childhood experiences that led him there. Through separate but interwoven essays originally published in a local paper, it shined a light on abusive management practices, the cyclical layoff and rehiring process, and the general monotony of the factory life that paradoxically proffered so many Americans both stability and discontent.
'I was assigned to the Cab Shop, an area more commonly known to its inhabitants as the Jungle.'