Edwin López Interview One, Tape 1, Side A

CENTRO: New York City Hispanic Labor Documentation Oral History Project

López begins by discussing his family life and childhood in East Harlem. He then talks about how he began his career working with unions as a "salt", a union organizer who gains information by working in a plant. López describes workign the picket line with California farm workers for three weeks with his father, an AFL-CIO union member. He talks about his work as an electrician and actively getting involved by serving on committees and acquiring leadership skills. López goes on to discuss his father and their involvement in the Santiago Iglesias Education Society.


Date
January 9, 2003, Recording date
Interviewee
Edwin López
Interviewer
Nelida Perez
Duration
31m 8.0s
Language
English
Object Type
Sound
Identifier
LABOR.ELop.2003.01.09.1a
Related Keywords
Education, Garment workers, Labor unions
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Harry Van Arsdale, Tom Donohue, Barbara Stirling, Santiago Iglesias Educational Society, American Federation Of Labor And Congress Of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Local 3-International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Hispanic Labor Committee, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Empire State College
Related Places
California (is referenced), Manhattan (is referenced), El Barrio (is referenced), Cayey, PR (is referenced), Ponce, PR (is referenced), Las Vegas (is referenced), Queens (is referenced)
Related Dates
1977, Date mentioned
Related Items
Edwin López Interview Two, Tape 1, Side B
Citation
CENTRO: New York City Hispanic Labor Documentation Oral History Project. Edwin López Interview One, Tape 1, Side A: LABOR.ELop.2003.01.09.1a. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 20 Sep 2019.
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