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Don Manning Oral History Interview

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Don Manning Oral History Interview

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Don Manning shares his Labor story starting with his first Union job as a sacker at the Piggly Wiggly in Grants, NM where his Aunt was his Union Steward. Manning worked in mining jobs as a welder and mechanic mining uranium and copper in Western New Mexico. He served as USWA Local 890 President through the 1982-1983 copper mine shutdowns in Grants and Silver City NM areas. Manning was active in the Bill Richardson campaign and served as Director of Workforce Investment for 2 years. As the Field Rep for the AFL CIO, he worked many statewide and national political campaigns. Manning discusses the changes and the future of Unions in the US. He focuses on the role of Union women in New Mexico politics as well as the importance of Unions to families and the significance of Unions for democracy in the country.

Publication Date

3-29-2016

Keywords

Copper; uranium mining; Union democracy; Union and families; pay equity; worker empowerment; community; worker’s compensation; the public image of Unions; Socialism; Communism; Mine; Mill and Smelter Workers Union

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Labor History

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1280x720; MP4; No institutional restrictions are placed on the use of this collection. Use of material is allowed for educational and research purposes. The University Libraries do not hold copyright.

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Don Manning Oral History Interview

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