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Frank Froschle Oral History Interview

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Frank Froschle started his Union life working as a Union bricklayer apprentice during his college summer breaks.  Froschle then joined the very  first Peace Corps cohort in 1961.  Upon returning from the Philippines, he made his way to Chicago IL where he participated in social activism in civil rights and the anti-war movement.  After finishing his RN degree in 1971, he worked in various nursing jobs around the country and finally arrived in Crownpoint NM where he worked for the Indian Health Service.  In 1981, he started work at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe; he also joined 1199NM.  Froschle describes Union actions and events that occurred from 1981 to the present as the hospital transitioned to Christus St. Vincent's in Santa Fe, NM.

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.