Special Section United Construction Workers Association

Video Interviews


Todd Hawkins
John Yates
Herman Lanier
Alvin Whitaker


The United Construction Workers Association (UCWA) History Project, a worker led group organized by Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office (NW LELO), conducted  oral history sessions with former UCWA members on December 29 and December 30, 2003.

Below are streaming-video
excerpts from the fourth session from December 30. They include reflections by four black construction workers who were active in the UCWA: Todd Hawkins, a UCWA co-founder and ironworker; John Yates, an insulator; Herman Lanier, a sheet metal worker; and Alvin Whitaker, an electrician.

See also the more extensive interviews with UCWA veterans Beverly Sims and Michael Woo

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