Virgilio H. Sanchez
Border Labor History
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
(Ex-Peyton Packing Company Vice President) Born in El Pas, 1916.
Summary of Interview
His father was a railroad union man. As a boy he had a paper route and sold at Dudley Park on commission. Grew up with Reymond Telles, ex-Mayor of El Paso. Had various jobs at Peyton since he entered in 1936. He went from bookkeeper to Vice President. He talks about company history; the strike and how it affected the company; John Morrell and how he took over Peyton's. He also mentions discrimination towards Mexicans and Blacks.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour 30 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with John William Arnell by Virgilio H. Sanchez, 1980, "Interview no. 534," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.