James Moran talks about his work as a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW locals 827 (New Jersey) and 611 (New Mexico) where he started as an apprentice lineman in 1965 and advanced to installer and to more complicated positions dealing with data lines and terminals. Some of his work centered on government installations whereby he was required to have a top secret government clearance. He retired in 1996. During that time he was active with his union and served in a number of positions on the Central Labor Council as well as participated in political actions and boycotts (JP Stevens). Interview by Manuel Carranza.
The Working People's History of New Mexico Project (WPHNM) is an oral labor history project created to gather the labor stories of working people in New Mexico. While part of the interviews focus on the specific jobs that the interviewees performed, the interviews also explore labor-management relations as well as union, workers council, and social activism participation. The interviews contain information about family and social relationships and offer themes of social and historical interest in New Mexico and the US.