Norma Yates Oral History Interview
Norma Yates talks about her over 20-year career at Smith’s Food and Drug, which is now owned by Kroger. She discusses ways in which union membership benefited her personally and tells stories of times when the union advocated for her in disputes with management. Through these experiences, she saw the value of union membership, became a shop steward, and came to see fellow union members as family. She describes the way the union president and members supported her during her husband’s illnesses, while the company did not.
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); Smith’s Food and Drug; shop steward; benefits of union membership; Union as advocate for workers; disputes with management; Union as family
Russo, John; Norma Yates; and Richard Wood. "Norma Yates Oral History Interview." (2016). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/13