Darrell D. Deaguero Oral History Interview
Having grown up in the Four Corners region of New Mexico in a Union family, Darrell Deaguero followed in his father’s footsteps and joined Laborer’s Local #16 Union. After working for a few contractors, Deaguero left Union work and attended college at San Juan Community College to pursue a Business degree. Returning to Union work, he worked at the San Juan Generating Station, and Deaguero describes the job of the Laborers working in the power plants when they go off line in the “outage” phase of the year. Deaguero also worked on oil and gas pipelines in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico before he worked “in the office” for LIUNA Laborers Local #16. In his role as President of the Union, Deaguero offers a comprehensive overview of the scope of work of Union Laborers throughout New Mexico from the past to the present.
President Laborers' International Union North America LIUNA Local #16 Albuquerque NM, New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council, Central New Mexico Labor Council.
LIUNA Laborers' International Union North America, LIUNA Local #16, NM Building and Construction Trades Council, San Juan Generating Plant, San Juan Community College, Courtney Eichhorst UA Local 412 (Plumbers and Pipefitters), Brian Condit IBEW Local 611 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), displaced workers, worker retraining, plant maintenance, HVAC, LANL Los Alamos National Lab, Collective bargaining agreement, injury on the job, Right to Work, NLRB National Labor Relations Board.
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Pinkey, Diane and Darrell D. Deaguero. "Darrell D. Deaguero Oral History Interview." (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/66