Marcos Griego proudly carries his 50 year membership card with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Griego joined the Union in 1964 and has been paying dues for 54 years. He worked with his tools at jobsites across New Mexico including the Farmington Power Plant where he and his crew built scaffolding for the other tradesmen working in the plant. Griego also worked as the Assistant Business Agent and Trustee for Local 1319. He started the NM Chapter and served as President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (AFL-CIO) whose purpose included voter sign up and GOTV efforts. Griego shares his interest in Labor history as well as his efforts to battle against anti-Labor legislation. Interview by Diane Pinkey.
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.