Jackie Ainsworth

Jackie Ainsworth

Interviewee: Jackie Ainsworth

Date: January 28, 2017

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Key Subjects: Activism; Anti-War Movement; Association of University and College Employees [AUCE]; Bank workers; Bargaining units; Canadian Association of Industrial, Mechanical and Allied Workers [CAIMAW]; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce [CIBC]; Collective agreements; Collective bargaining; Confederation of Canadian Unions [CCU]; Denny’s [restaurant]; Department of Labour; Feminism; Hotel and Restaurant Workers’ Union [HREU]; Illegal strikes; Injunctions; International Woodworkers of America [IWA]; Labour Relations Board [LRB]; Organizing; Ottawa, Ontario; Pay equity; Picket lines; Pulp and Paper Workers of Canada [PPWC]; Restaurant workers; Service, Office and Retail Workers’ Union of Canada [SORWUC]; Sexism; Sexual harassment; Solidarity; Smitty’s [restaurant]; Strikes; Union organizing; United Bank Workers [UBW]; University of British Columbia [UBC]; Unpaid overtime; Vancouver, BC; Vancouver Women’s Caucus; Women’s liberation movement; Women’s rights; Working Women’s Association; Working Women’s Workshop;

Jackie Ainsworth was born in Ontario, attending a year at the University of Carlton before joining the Anti-War Movement and moving out west to Vancouver. She is a founding member of the Association of University and College Employees [AUCE] as well as United Bank Workers [UBW] Local 2 of the Service, Office and Retail Workers’ Union of Canada [SORWUC].