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Donald Meaders Oral History Interview


Donald Meaders Oral History Interview

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Don Meaders describes his life and the circumstances that led him into a career in construction and leadership within the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, where he remains a retired member. He emphasizes his career-long work to get rank and file members into leadership positions within the union. He also discusses his disappointment in the international union’s takeover and dissolution of his local union in 2007.

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United Brotherhood of Carpenters; construction. Journeyman; specialization in carpentry; rank and file leadership; Albuquerque; Los Alamos; life as a union member; JB Henderson; benefits of union membership; Union politics.


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Donald Meaders Oral History Interview