Interviewed by Rod Mickleburgh.
Dave Smith worked for Canada Post in Prince Rupert until he retired. He became President of his local of the Letter Carriers Union until it merged with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in 1989. He also served as President of the Prince Rupert Labour Council—one of B.C.’s oldest—for over 15 years. Brother Smith recalls some picket lines and labour disputes during his years as a union activist. He reflects on the realities of the labour movement in a small “union town” with humour and candor.
Keywords: Prince Rupert; CUPW; LCUC; Canada Post; letter carrier; Prince Rupert Labour Council; scabs; strikebreakers; PPWC; Projectionists’ Union; picketing;.