Johnson, Shane oral history interview

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ILWU Local 502

Shane Johnson is a longshoreman and the son of Dean Johnson (who also worked as a longshoreman in New Westminster and eventually at Westshore before he retired) and husband of Faith Johnson, also a longshoreman. Shane worked at Fraser Surrey Docks, Annacis Auto Terminals, and Fraser Wharves. Though he does not state in this interview where his current work location is, the interview with his wife Faith on October 21, 2014 revealed that he works at “the coal port” (Westshore Terminals). In this interview, Shane talks about types of work on the waterfront, the culture of Local 502, and how work has changed since 1987. On several occasions he identifies Deltaport as having brought about a lot of systemic change to longshoring, including bringing in new technologies and also an increase in the number of women employed in longshoring.

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Interview with Shane Johnson