Vince Alvarado Oral History Interview
Vince Alvarado is a third generation sheet metal worker. Starting in El Paso TX and traveling to various sites in the West, Alvarado worked on large commercial jobs with his Union. For many years, Alvarado stood in opposition to Right to Work legislation testifying at the NM State Legislature. He is currently fighting that battle county by county in New Mexico as Americans for Prosperity money now targets counties to dismantle prevailing wage laws. As the new president of the State Federation of Labor, Alvarado brings his strong social and economic justice beliefs to the task of fighting for New Mexico workers.
SMART Local #49, prevailing wage schedules, Governor Suzanna Martinez, apprenticeship, first Hispanic General Foreman at the Luxor in Las Vegas, Right to Work, Helmets to Hardhats, Little Davis Bacon, Koch Brothers Americans for Prosperity PAC, NAFTA, Habitat for Humanity, AFL CIO COPE Convention, border crossing.
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Pinkey, Diane and Vince Alvarado. "Vince Alvarado Oral History Interview." (2018). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/55