Billie Weaver Oral History Interview
Billie Weaver discusses her life as a union member and leader, first in Prescott, AZ, as a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) and later in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a federal employee of USDA Forest Service. She shares her beliefs on the importance of union membership; unions’ role in improving working conditions, wages, benefits, and workplace safety; and labor education in the schools. Shares advice for others who may feel hesitant to join a union.
Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW);International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU);International Union of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW);National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE);United Farm Workers of America (UFW);Labor unions Psychological aspects;working conditions;workplace injury;Women in the labor movement United States History;Corporations Corrupt practices United States;Economic stratification of U.S. society;United States Social stratification Economic aspects
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Bass, Xian; Billie Weaver; and Richard Wood. "Billie Weaver Oral History Interview." (2016). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/3