New Mexico Reporter Remembers IBEW Grandfather
September 20, 2010
Staci Matlock, a reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican dedicated her Labor Day story to her now-deceased grandfather Steve Matlock, a 40-year member of the IBEW and lineman for Southern Pacific Railroad who joined the union in 1921. She said:
After quoting the spouse of a union member on the benefits of membership, Matlock says, “Even nonunion people like myself have benefited from the work of labor organizers through the years, probably in ways we no longer recognize or remember.” Returning to her grandfather’s story and example, she says:
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