Jon Hendry contributes a Labor Story rich in local and national Labor History. Born in Scotland, he moved to the US as immigrant in pursuit of the American dream. Hendry worked in Rock and Roll for 10 years before pursuing work in the movie business. Hendry started as an Assistant Location Manager. When he moved to New Mexico in 1989, he became involved in the film incentives program first introduced under Governor Gary Johnson’s administration. Continuing his movie and TV work as a Business Agent for IATSE Local 480, Hendry has been involved in numerous endeavors highlighting the value of film as a viable and robust industry for 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.