Bill Zander

Interviewee: Bill Zander

Date: June 6, 2016

Location: BC Labour Heritage Centre, Burnaby, BC

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Key Subjects: Agency surveillance and investigation; B.C. Federation of Labour [BC Fed]; BC and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council; B.C. Provincial Council of Carpenters; Building & Construction Trades; Canadian autonomy; Canadian Labour Congress [CLC]; Carpenter’s Union; Collective agreements; Communist Party of Canada; Injunctions; International trade union movement; International Woodworkers of America [IWA]; Labour education; Negotiating; Organizing; Right to Work; Royal Canadian Air Force [RCAF]; Socialism; Solidarity Movement [1983]; Trade unionism; Union newspapers;

Bill Zander was born at home in the small town of Myrtle, Saskatchewan in 1934, but spent his childhood in Vancouver, BC. He started working in a lumber mill after returning from the Royal Canadian Airforce, and became a plant representative with the IWA. He eventually became President of the Provincial Council of Carpenters.