Video Oral History

Doug Johnson

IBEW Local 46; Electrical Workers Minority Caucus


Doug Johnson joined IBEW Local 46 in 1986 after working for several years as a non-union electrician. He was both impressed by the racial and gender diversity he saw on union job sites and troubled by the workplace and internal union culture. Shortly after it was founded in 1996, Johnson joined the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC), becoming one of the Seattle chapter's few white male members. He has remained an active member of the EWMC and a vocal advocate for union reform.           

Doug Johnson shared his memories and thoughts about union reform and working class movements in an interview conducted by Nicole Grant and Trevor Griffey on June 19, 2005. To the right are streaming-video excerpts of the interview. Video editing by Daren Salter.

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