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Joe O. Romero Oral History Interview

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Joe O. Romero Oral History Interview

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Joe Romero’s Union participation started at the Chino molybdenum (AMAX) mine in Leadville, Colorado in 1967. Twenty years later when the mine closed, Romero worked various construction jobs and then moved to Santa Fe NM and started working at the City of Santa Fe’s Solid Waste Department as a heavy equipment operator. Romero and his co-workers attempted to create a Union at the City in 1990. That Union ordinance was voted down, and not until 1994 did AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) Local 3999 receive the needed City Council votes. Advocating for Union membership, Romero describes how he convinced his fellow workers to join the Union to improve working conditions and improve benefits.

Publication Date

11-6-2017

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AFSCME Local 3999, OCAW in Leadville, CO, health and safety on the job, Union benefits.

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Labor History

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Joe O. Romero Oral History Interview

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