Jef Keighley

Interviewed by Sean Griffin

Jef Keighley was born in Vancouver, BC in 1950. He spent time working in Jamaica through the Canadian University Service Overseas. He worked in the automotive and construction industries before becoming involved in the Canadian Association of Industrial, Mechanical and Allied Workers [CAIMAW], which amalgamated with the Canadian Auto Workers Union [CAW]. He served as a national representative for the union and was heavily involved with the Solidarity

Keywords: Agreements; American unions; Bargaining; British Columbia Institute of Technology [BCIT]; B.C. Federation of Labour [BC Fed]; Canadian Association of Industrial, Mechanical and Allied Workers [CAIMAW]; Canadian Auto Workers Union [CAW]; Canadian autonomy; Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO); Certifications; Communist Party; Co-operative Commonwealth Federation party (CCF); Health and safety; International Development of Resources Association [IDRA]; International Trade Union Movement; International unions; Jamaica; Kenworth truck plant strike; Labour history; Labour music; Lower Mainland Budget Coalition; Metal Industries Association; Miners Memorial Weekend; Negotiating; New Democratic Party (NDP); Pay equity [gender]; Political activism; Raiding; Strikes; Socialism; Social Credit Party (So. Cred); Solidarity Movement [1983]; Trade unionism; United Autoworkers (UAW); Vancouver, B.C.;

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