Baudilio Baca talks about his work as a welder, plumber, and pipefitter at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, NM. He shares his experience starting with his apprenticeship and licensing in UA Local 412 (United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 412) from 1973 until his retirement in 2008. Baca reveals the development of his activism in the union and New Mexico politics. 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.