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Daniel Trujillo Oral History Interview


Daniel Trujillo Oral History Interview

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Daniel Trujillo was born in Santa Fe NM and worked a variety of jobs (hospitality, construction, and the movie industry) before he started work in the Streets Department for the City of Santa Fe. Starting off in Maintenance (street patching) and then moving to heavy equipment operator, Trujillo joined AFSCME Local 3999 and became a Chief Seward representing City workers in contract negotiations and workplace grievances. He worked with Local 3999 on bringing front line supervisors into the bargaining unit. When he became President of the City of Santa Fe's AFSCME Local in 2008, the City and country were experiencing the great economic recession. Despite the downturn, Trujillo negotiated a contract that guaranteed his members' pay as well as prevented furloughs in City of Santa Fe jobs.

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AFSCME Local 3999, City of Santa Fe Streets Department and Genoveva Chavez Center, AFSCME Council 18, disciplinary action, negotiations, grievances, Labor and politics, Union benefits, Mayor David Coss, Janus vs. AFSCME, Gadi Schwatz, Lawrence Rodriguez, Joe Villareal.


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Daniel Trujillo Oral History Interview