José Enriquez describes the work and training he receives as an apprentice in the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1505, NM. After becoming indentured as an apprentice in 2015, Enriquez sees the value of his Union job with the emphasis on safety and quality work. He has been active in a number of political campaigns, more recently supporting Bernie Sanders in New Mexico and Hillary Clinton in Nogales, AZ where he worked as a field organizer for the Arizona Democratic Party. Enriquez expresses an interest in issues relevant to young people in the country today, including climate change, college affordability, sustainability as well as a more anti-capitalist view of political party 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.