November 25, 2019
Interviewed by Sean Griffin
Brian Hamaguchi worked in fish canneries in the lower mainland and was a shop steward and executive member of the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union (UFAWU). Previous generations of his family also worked in the fishing industry and were interned during the Second World War. He was also a director of the Gulf & Fraser Fishermen’s Credit union for over 30 years.
Keywords: Steveston; UFAWU; fishermen; Japanese internment; Burnaby; Canfisco; shoreworker; fish plants; cannery; pay equity; open shop; race; BC Packers; pensions; Gulf & Fraser Fishermen’s Credit Union