José Antonio Pereira Varela

Information courtesy of J.L. Varela

Pereira Family Archive

He worked as an oiler and a firefighter in New York. His great-grandson J.L Pereira remembers how “at home it was always said that they [Galicians] were the founders of trade unions in the U.S.”.

We are grateful to J.L. Pereira (Twitter @jlpereiras) for sharing so generously his great-grandfather’s story.