Robert Aubert Oral History Interview
Growing up in the South Valley in Albuquerque NM, Robert Aubert describes his family as blue collar. His father was a member of the Laborers’ Union (LIUNA), and his mom worked retail. After a stint in the military and a few years of studying business management at UNM CNM, he worked construction and got started on his career in painting. Joining the Painter’s Union IUPAT Local #823 in 2001, Aubert then worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL . Aubert provides a history of his Union IUPAT with its development of an apprenticeship program, improved health and safety on the job, and, most importantly, the merging of allied trades: painters, glaziers, wall coverers, flooring installers, convention and trade show decorators, glassworkers, sign and display workers, asbestos worker/hazmat technician and drywall finishers into IUPAT. Aubert also contributes an account of projects developed in cooperation with other New Mexico Unions including the Build New Mexico initiative and the Union Savings Bank in New Mexico. See the Free Choice Act 2008.
President District Council #88 Local #823 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades IUPAT, NM Building and Construction Trades Council, Secretary Treasurer NM Federation of Labor, delegate and member Central New Mexico Labor Council.
IUPAT Local #823, IUPAT District 88, New Mexico Federation of Labor. NM Building and Construction Trades Council, Los Alamos National lab LANL, Central NM Labor Council, apprenticeship program, OSHA, Right to Work, Build New Mexico, Union Development Corporation, Union Savings Bank, Carpenters’ Union, UA – Plumbing and Pipefitters.
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Pinkey, Diane and Robert Aubert. "Robert Aubert Oral History Interview." (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wphnm/67