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José V. "Joey" Atencio Jr. Oral History Interview

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Joey Atencio grew up in a Labor family. His father was a member of LIUNA Local #16 and worked mostly in the Farmington NM area. After attending San Juan College for a welding certification, Atencio joined the Laborers’ Union and started working at the San Juan Generating Plant. In his working life, he also was employed by Jaynes Construction as a foreman. Over time, Atencio took on leadership roles in the Union and worked on Union contracts and workplace grievances. Atencio also describes the ups and downs of his journey as a Business Manager in the Union. Involved with training and the apprenticeship program, Atencio demonstrates his pride in the “Union Family” that he devoted his working life to fostering in unity and solidarity.

Labor Involvement

President, Vice President, and all leadership positions for Laborers' International Union North America Local #16 Albuquerque NM, Business Manager LIIUNA Local #16, NM State Federation of Labor, NM Building and Construction Trades Council, Metal Trades Council AFL-CIO Albuquerque, NM, Central New Mexico Labor Council.

Publication Date

3-13-2020

Keywords

LIUNA Laborers' International Union North America, LIUNA Local #16, NM Building and Construction Trades Council, San Juan Generating Plant, San Juan Community College, Dominic Degregorio, pension, health insurance, overtime, safety, Darrell Deaguero, Business Manager, Job Corps, Career Fairs, Apprenticeship Program, Haz Mat remediation, OSHA, 8 for 8 Program, LANL Los Alamos National Lab, Collective bargaining agreement, injury on the job, Right to Work, NLRB National Labor Relations Board.

Disciplines

Labor History

Publisher

Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 International License. No institutional restrictions are placed on the use of this collection. Use of material is allowed for educational and research. purposes. The University Libraries do not hold copyright.

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