Bob Eichhorst Oral History Interview
Bob Eicchorst heralds from a Union family. His grandfather and father worked as Union carpenters, and his sons, wife and daughter belong to a Union. Eichhorst shares his work experience starting with his apprenticeship and licensing in UA Local 412 (United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 412) in 1972 through to retirement in 2014. During his 42 years on the job, he worked on major construction projects including Intel in Rio Rancho and the Sandia Base. Eichhorst has been teaching in the UA 412 Apprenticeship Program for 20 years, and he provides a strong case for the value of Union training and workplace safety. Eichhorst also reflects on the legislative challenge of yearly "Right to Work" legislation in New Mexico.
UA Local 412, camaraderie, Right to Work, "Heat's On" United Way project, Right to Work for less, Davis Bacon Laws, prevailing wage, 4th and 5th year Apprentice Vote, Bleed Union blood, Intel, pensions, sense of belonging.
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Pinkey, Diane and Bob Eichhorst. "Bob Eichhorst Oral History Interview." (2017). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/23