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Amaro, Danny oral history interview

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Danny Amaro is a retired longshoreman and member of International Longshoremen’s & Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU) local 502. His family is one of the few families of which four generations worked in longshore in New Westminster. When he first started longshoring at the age of 17, his grandfather, father, uncles, and cousins were already working on the waterfront. During Amaro’s longshore career he worked in New Westminster, Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks, and the cannery docks and rice mills. Some of the companies he worked for were Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT), Westshore Terminals, Fraser Mills, Empire, and Canadian. He worked at Westshore Teriminals as a machine operator for 27 year until his retirement. Amaro states that it was a pleasure to work on the waterfront. That there was never a dull moment, and he would not trade his experience working on the waterfront for anything, and that he if he could do all over again if he would.
Danny Amaro interview
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