Tracy Hall Oral History Interview
As a third generation electrician, Tracy Hall has been an IBEW union electrician nearly his entire adult life. In this interview, he describes how he got involved in the trade and the different types of electrical work he did throughout his long career and his many active roles in the union over time. He describes working in the systems and safety of conveyor belts in copper mines in Hillsboro, NM, and details a 1985 workplace accident that left him blind in his right eye. During much of his interview, he describes the benefits of apprenticeship and trade unionism, which include high quality job training, family-sustaining wages, and the value of craftsmanship.
Electrician, IBEW Apprenticeship, Workplace health and safety, Work-related injury and death, Living wage, Benefits of union membership, Albuquerque, Copper mines in Hillsboro, NM, Craftsmanship, Union vs. non-union quality of work, IBEW Examining Board.
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Pinkey, Diane; Tracy Hall; and Richard Wood. "Tracy Hall Oral History Interview." (2016). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/22