Interviews by Jane Latour
Nathan Spero worked on the National Research Project on Productivity and Technological Change for the US Department of Labor for six years before moving on to serve as Research Director for the United Electrical Workers Union (UE), a position which he held for almost 40 years.
In 1995 and 1996, Jane Latour conducted extensive interviews with Mr. Spero on his life, his work, the United States trade union movement, and the history of the UE.
With the permission of Mr. Spero, and the cooperation of Latour and the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives (where the original recordings are archived), we have digitized Latour's original analog cassette recordings and prepared compressed audio files for transmission over the World Wide Web (in two RealMedia streaming audio versions). Patricia Logan prepared the transcripts of the recordings (not yet fully edited) which we are also making available, in Adobe.pdf and Microsoft Word formats. You may need to download a free Adobe Acrobat reader to read the .pdf transcripts. The reader is available at http://www.adobe.com. If you need the RealMedia/RealOne player to listen to the audio, a free version is availabel at Real.com.
Nathan Spero's Early Life:
The 1960s and 1970s
The 1970s and 80s