Husberg, Ron oral history interviews

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ILWU Local 502

Ron Husberg grew up in Surrey, and attended Queen Elizabeth High School. At the age of 16, he was still in school, but had his first shift unloading railcarsat Pacific Coast Terminals. As his high school had burnt down that year (1967), he had class only in the mornings, and was able to take afternoon shifts. He got his “number” at 16, and remained a longshoreman for the rest of his working life. Companies that he mentions having worked at include Searles Elevator in Surrey, Fraser Mills, Pacific Coast Terminals, Brackman & Ker, Overseas Transport and the rice mill.

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Interview with Ron Husberg