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Lorraine Miller Oral History Interview

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Lorraine Miller describes her long history of union involvement. After 7 years as a member of CWA at Southwestern Bell in Kansas, she was transferred to Mountain Bell in Albuquerque, where she promptly joined the union. There, she moved through the leadership ranks as a steward, a representative for operator services, secretary treasurer, and president. She discusses the reasons for her involvement in CWA, the importance of unions in New Mexico, awards she has received in her career, and her longstanding leadership in the CWA National Retired Members Council. Interview by Shandel Dodson-Morgan.

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.