Rosie the Riveter
My mother was a steelworker. She belonged to the United Steel
& Aluminum Workers - Local No. 309 in Maryville, TN.
She actually operated an overhead crane in the North Plant
of the Aluminum Company of America in Alcoa. And she carried
Well, she carried two badges, this one and her employee identification
badge issued by the company.
She met my father at the North Plant where he was a millwright.
They were married on Christmas Eve, 1944, so this booklet was
issued to replace the one bearing her maiden name.
She quit her job soon after she was married so these documents
dated January through April, 1945, would become keepsakes of
a chapter in her life that would soon be closed. She would re-enter
the work force shortly after Dad died in 1975.