Interviewed by Janet Nicol and Dan Keeton
Sharon Yandle was born in 1941 in Vancouver, B.C. Raised in the East Side of Vancouver, Sharon spent the majority of her career as a freelance negotiator for various unions across the province, specializing in arbitration and “duty to accommodate”. She also taught labour relations and collective bargaining for a time at the University of Victoria.
Keywords: Arbitration; Anti-War Movement; B.C. Federation of Labour [BC Fed]; B.C. Teachers’ Federation [BCTF]; Collective bargaining; Feminism; Hospital Employees Union [HEU]; Intersectionality; Labour education; Negotiating; New Democratic Party [NDP]; Sexual Harassment; Simon Fraser University [SFU]; Social Credit Party [SoCred]; Solidarity Movement ; Strikes; University of Victoria [UVic]; Women’s issues; Women in labour; Women In Negotiations [WIN]; Women’s rights movement;