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Stitilis, Norm oral history interview

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Norm Stilitis is a retired longshoreman who spent his career working on the New Westminster and Surrey waterfronts. He got the job when he was 19 years old, when his father’s friend suggested he try longshoring around Christmastime, since lots of people would be off for the holidays. He became a union member two years later and was trained to drive a forklift, which was one of his main roles. He discusses favourite and least favourite parts of the job, as well as changes in equipment, and descriptions of the work itself.
Interview with Norm Stitilis
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You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions: You must credit the (Re)Claiming the New Westminster Waterfront research partnership, Simon Fraser University, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada.
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