In this interview, Joe Telles 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.
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