Due to original recording and/or condition when digitized: white noise or silence in left channel, some audible distortion, in part 1 the chroma level drops at 2:36 on tape, videographer can be heard talking about making a change.
Interview with Joe Telles, IBEW Electrician
In this interview with Joe Telles and his wife Angie, Joe discusses his experiences as a Chicano electrician in International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 11 based in Los Angeles, California. The union had a history of predominately white and male membership with exclusion and segregation based on race and gender. Some of the issues these electricians faced include discriminatory hiring practices as well as discrimination in dispatch and on jobsites; and advocating for better safety and health conditions. Telles who was one of the first Chicano electricians to join Local 11, co-founded the Mexican Americans Electricians Society, and was an advocate for the farmworkers union working alongside Cesar Chavez. Also included on the last tape are group photographs of members of Local 11, as well as photographs taken at rallies.
tape one container label: Joe T #1 6/27/91; tape two container label: Joe T #2 6/27/91; tape three container label: Joe T. 6/27/91 #3; tape four container label: Joe T. 6/27/91 #4
4 Tapes of 4
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