Henry Andes interview transcript, 2003

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Andes, Henry
Henry Andes interview transcript
2003 (inclusive)
1 transcript (32 leaves) and 1 summary leaf
Collection Number
5371 (Accession No. 5371-001)
Transcript of interview of an electrician and business representative for IBEW local 46, Seattle, Washington discussing politics in trades and labor unions
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Transcript of interview conducted by Trevor Griffey; 2003.

Andes discusses the politics of racial integration in the building trades from 1969-1975, and also touches upon the social composition of the post-World War II electrician's union, the evolution of the construction industry, and local labor politics. In the interview, Andes claims to have witnessed Tyree Scott, later the leader of the movement to integrate the building trades, apply for union membership. The interview also describes his experience at a protest at Seattle Central Community College in June of 1972, where both Austin St. Laurent, then head of the Building Trades union, and Mr. Andes were assaulted by African-American protesters.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Trevor Griffey, 3/1/2004.

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Subject Terms

  • Building trades--Employees--Labor unions--Washington (State)
  • Construction industry--Washington (State)
  • Discrimination in employment--Washington (State)
  • Labor movement--Washington (State)
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)
  • Labor--Washington (State)
  • Minorities--Employment--Washington (State)
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Race discrimination--Washington (State)

Personal Names

  • Andes, Henry--Interviews

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Griffey, Trevor, 1975- (interviewer)
    • Griffey, Trevor, 1975- (interviewer)
    Corporate Names
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (curator)