Nick Carr (right) poses with Irv Figg and plaque, May 2012.
Photo provided by Nick Carr.
Interviewee: Nick Carr
Date: April 4, 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Key Subjects: BC Federation of Labour; BC Packers; Benefit fund [UFAWU]; Boat Clearance Program; Canadian Fishing Company; Communism; Croatia; Drag fleet [fishing by trolling]; Fisheries; Fraser River; Gillnetting [fishing]; Homer Stevens; Ocean Falls [strike]; Organizing; Pacific Gillnetters Association; Picket lines; Reduction herring fishery; Roe herring fishery; Salmon Purse Seiners Union; Seining [fishing]; Solidarity; Strikes; Strike sales (herring, salmon); Trade unionism; Worker’s compensation; World War Two [WWII]; United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union [UFAWU]; Yugoslavia;
Nick Carr was born in Croatia (former Yugoslavia). He was introduced to the labour movement while growing up there, and moved to Canada around age 12. He spent his career as a fisherman, and became President of Local 1 of the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union [UFAWU]. He was a key player in the development of the union’s Benefit Fund.