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_Rosalina Grace Oral History Interview

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Rosalina Grace first worked as a switchboard operator for the phone company. She then started a job at the Convention Center Services at the City of Santa Fe NM. In 1994, when the blue collar workers were forming a Union, Grace became involved in organizing for the Union vote.  She ran for Vice President of AFSCME Local 3999 and won. Grace also sat at the first contract negotiations which won benefits and pay for City workers that was heralded as the best AFSCME contract in the state of New Mexico. 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.


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