Audio Recording "The salaries, the raises, haven't been there. That's the problem, and that's why the people are leaving."

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Title
"The salaries, the raises, haven't been there. That's the problem, and that's why the people are leaving."
Contributor Names
Soria, Ralph (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-13
Subject Headings
-  Puerto Ricans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Soria Real Estate Agency (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Ralph Soria, owner of Soria Real Estate Agency on Oliver Street.
-  Summary of audio segment: TC mentions Frost King as a big employer of Puerto Ricans now, and RS says yes, they are, but mostly the work force is mixed, different ethnic Hispanics work there now. There are still a few places with a strong Puerto Rican work force, but not as many as before. Seally Mattress on River Street has many Spanish speaking workers. TC asks if there are places which have concentrations of one particular national group working there, industries? RS says there are different places. Costa Ricans are here now too, and most of them work in restaurants, as cooks. RS says that the Dominican people are the ones who have replaced the Puerto Ricans. They haven't taken the jobs away, but the Puerto Ricans have left, and the Dominicans were willing to work for less money sometimes. But the Puerto Ricans have left because the salaries, raises, haven't been there. That's the problem, and that's why the people are leaving. They're going mostly to Orlando, and Tampa and Miami. They move from Paterson to go there to find work.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A023
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02310
Language
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Soria, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "The salaries, the raises, haven't been there.That's the problem, and that's why the people are leaving.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003991/.

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Soria, R. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "The salaries, the raises, haven't been there.That's the problem, and that's why the people are leaving.". -09-13. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003991/.

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Soria, Ralph, and Thomas D Carroll. "The salaries, the raises, haven't been there.That's the problem, and that's why the people are leaving.". -09-13, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003991/>.