Frank Froschle Oral History Interview
Frank Froschle started his Union life working as a Union bricklayer apprentice during his college summer breaks. Froschle then joined the very first Peace Corps cohort in 1961. Upon returning from the Philippines, he made his way to Chicago IL where he participated in social activism in civil rights and the anti-war movement. After finishing his RN degree in 1971, he worked in various nursing jobs around the country and finally arrived in Crownpoint NM where he worked for the Indian Health Service. In 1981, he started work at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe; he also joined 1199NM. Froschle describes Union actions and events that occurred from 1981 to the present as the hospital transitioned to Christus St. Vincent's in Santa Fe, NM.
District 1199 NM Hospital Workers Union, safe nurse legislation, patient load, corporate health care, contract negotiation and legislation, Strike, traveling nurses, informational picket, community support, the indigent fund, psychiatric nurse.
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Pinkey, Diane and Frank Froschle. "Frank Froschle Oral History Interview." (2017). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/28