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Jerry McBride Oral History Interview

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Jerry McBride Oral History Interview

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Jerry McBride shares his Labor story starting in 1978 when he joined the IBEW and thereafter apprenticed to become a journeyman lineman. McBride worked in 10 states for 18 different IBEW Locals over the course of his career describing challenging jobs on the east coast and throughout New Mexico. McBride emphasizes the role of the Union to create a culture of safety and camaraderie with a "buddy system." He emphasizes how the Union provides a mentality of safety and how the Union built safety into the way the IBEW does electrical work.

Publication Date

11-10-2016

City

Albuquerque

Keywords

Union and work identity, safety in hazardous working conditions, camaraderie and the "Buddy System" on the job, IBEW lineman, apprentice, journeyman, death on the job.

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720x576; MP4; No institutional restrictions are placed on the use of this collection. Use of material is allowed for educational and research purposes. The University Libraries do not hold copyright.

Jerry McBride Oral History Interview

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