Shirley Cruse Oral History Interview
Shirley Cruse talks about her work as a Certified Respiratory Technician at St. Vincent's and Christus St. Vincent's in Santa Fe, NM. She shares her experience starting with her union membership in District 1199 NM Hospital Workers Union in 1990 to the present. Cruse served as Vice president of the Technicians Bargaining Unit, as a delegate, and as the lead negotiator for the Nurses/Technicians in union contract negotiations from 1998-2011.
District 1199 NM Hospital Workers Union Technical Bargaining Unit; safe staffing; union negotiations and pension; corporate health care; changes in health care emphasis; workers' "say" and workers' rights
Pinkey, Diane; Shirley Cruse; and Richard Wood. "Shirley Cruse Oral History Interview." (2016). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/16