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BASF Lockout Protest (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-06-26

Duration: 00:02:25

Subjects: Labor | BASF Corporation | Unions


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Wages, Robert Speaker
  • Davis, Barbara Interviewee
  • Davis, Bobby Interviewee
  • Landachar, Harold Interviewee
  • Bussie, Victor Speaker


This segment from the June 26, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Lynda Roedts’ report on a protest in Gonzales of the three-year lockout of 370 employees at the BASF Wyandotte plant in Geismar. It includes highlights of the speeches by Robert Wages, union vice president, and Victor Bussie, president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO. Roedts also interviews Barbara Davis and Bobby Davis, BASF employees, and Harold Landachar of the Local 4-447. Host: Rob Hinton