John Jensen


This interview was donated.

John Jensen was a Danish-born union and community activist in Northwestern B.C. He was an active member of the Carpenters’ Union and a delegate to the Kitimat and Terrace District Labour Council for 50 years. He became coordinator of the Labour Studies Program at the Northwest Community College soon after it was established. Jensen also describes his environmental activism, and the accomplishments of the Northwest Study Conference which developed very early and lasting relationships between labour, First Nations and community groups. John Jensen passed away at the age of 90 in June, 2019.

Keywords: Copenhagen; Northwest District Council of Carpenters; Kitimat; Alcan; Academic Workers Union; CUPE; Northwest Community College; Coast Mountain College; Kitimat and Terrace Labour Council; Victims of Change in the Environment; SPEC; Greenpeace; Carolyn Askew; international unions; Canadian unions; B.C. Federation of Labour; CASAW; First Nations; Native Indians; labour studies program; Northwest Study Conference

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