Mark Marquez Oral History Interview
Mark Marquez served in the US Army from 1987-1993. He started working at the Santa Fe Fire Department in 1994 when the Santa Fe Firefighters Association existed as a fraternal group. When AFSCME American Federation of State, county and Municipal Employees started organizing a Union with the City Public employees, AFSCME also encouraged Fire and Police to consider unionizing. Marquez was involved with organizing the City of Santa Fe IAFF Local #2059. He shares the challenges of building a Union as well as the negotiation for improved retirement benefits, health and safety on the job, and staffing. Marquez describes his organizing work with other IAFF Locals in Gallup, Espanola, and Alamogordo.
President and Vice President New Mexico International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF, Steward IAFF Local #2059 Santa Fe, NM, Contract Negotiations with IAFF Locals in Gallup, Espanola, and Alamogordo New Mexico, Member and Vice President of Northern New Mexico Central Labor Council.
AFSCME District Council 36, “Good Old Boy” system, City Council Santa Fe, promotion, fairness, negotiations, staffing, Union dues, Retirement benefits, pay raises, health and safety, discipline. IAFF Local #2059, Mayor Debbie Jaramillo, Mayor Larry Delgado.
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Pinkey, Diane and Mark Marquez. "Mark Marquez Oral History Interview." (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/65