Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison worked for the Hotel Restaurant and Employees Union (HREU) organizing in New Westminster and other places in B.C.

Audio Interview [1979]

Description

This interview provides a history of Local 28 of the HREU and women’s participation in it. Local 28 kept the Bartenders Union alive during the Prohibition period, providing a skeleton for later reorganization. In the 1930’s and 1940’s about 42 cafes were organized, with 600 people joining up.  Morrison discusses the history of the local; the problem the union faced policing its contract; high turnover in restaurants despite unionization; the union hiring hall that dealt mostly with bartenders and not culinary workers; union organizers needing to work shifts to match the restaurant workers’ hours; the joint campaign in the 1950’s of the Building Service Union and HREU Local 28 to organize hotels; the B.C. Hotel Association organizing against the unions’ drive; the organizing of Aristocratic Hamburgers; the principle of allied picketing established by the union.

Transcription

Full transcription: Morrison, Jim

Title: [Jim Morrison – 1/2]

Creator: Diamond, Sara

Contributor: Morrison, Jim

Subject: Women–Employment–British Columbia ; Women labor union members–British Columbia ; Women–Employment–British Columbia–History–20th century

Date Created:1979-07-18

Type: Audio recording

Genre: Interviews

Extent: 1 audio cassette

Format: audio/mp3

Language: English

Identifier: OBJ_648_sideA_01

Is Part Of: Sara Diamond fonds

Series: Women’s Labour History Project

Source: Original Format: Simon Fraser University Archives. Sara Diamond fonds

Rights: Media provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use of this media must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.

Title: [Jim Morrison – 2/2]

Creator: Diamond, Sara

Contributor: Morrison, Jim

Subject: Women–Employment–British Columbia ; Women labor union members–British Columbia ; Women–Employment–British Columbia–History–20th century

Date Created:1979-07-18

Type: Audio recording

Genre: Interviews

Extent: 1 audio cassette

Format: audio/mp3

Language: English

Identifier: OBJ_648_sideB_01

Is Part Of: Sara Diamond fonds

Series: Women’s Labour History Project

Source: Original Format: Simon Fraser University Archives. Sara Diamond fonds

Rights: Media provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use of this media must be obtained from the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archives.