In 1978 Joe Chavez recalls the one of the departments he worked in and the conditions that he had to work under. In his description, he also talks about how Mexicans were put in the lowest paying and often most tiring departments.
In 1978 Joe Chavez shares a story of when he used to work at the Pueblo smelter. In this story he got into a fight with other workers. Joe Chavez’s story highlights some of the tensions between Mexicans, and as Chavez puts it, Spanish Americans.
Four workers outside of north entrance of the Wire Mill holding belt buckets and jackets awarded to them for breaking safety records. From left: Fred Pohill, Don Anderson, “Hoss” Trujillo, and John Kambich, 1965
Workers in the Steel Production department. Worker standing with his back to the photographer is Larry Trujillo, continuous caster helper. Workers on lower level are mould helpers Eloy Arellano, Ray Guerro, and Joe Alvarado. February 09, 1979