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BASF Lockout Ends (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Geismar, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-01-12

Duration: 00:05:20

Subjects: BASF Corporation | Labor | Unions


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Fink, Roy Interviewee
  • Daigle, John Interviewee
  • Gremillion, Esnard Interviewee
  • LeBlanc, Bobby Interviewee
  • Moran, Bill Interviewee


This segment from the January 12, 1990 episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the end of the five-and-a-half-year lockout of union employees at the BASF Wyandotte plant in Geismar, one of the longest lockouts in American history. He interviews: Roy Fink, BASF employee; John Daigle, president of the OCAW Local 4-620; Esnard Gremillion, the chairman of the OCAW Local 4-620; Bobby LeBlanc, BASF employee; and Bill Moran, BASF plant manager. Host: Robert Collins