Luby Stefani

Luby Ann Stefani nee Vlahovich (1923-2011) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her parents had emigrated to Canada from Yugoslavia in 1920. Luby was raised in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, just a few blocks from the shipyards. Her plan was to go to University and enter the medical field. Her father, however, could not afford to send her, so she settled for a night course in business geared to women (typing, junior accounting). Her father submitted her name to the shipyards when they first decided to take on women workers at the start of WWII.  Luby compared the wages and decided to go to the shipyard so she could help support the family. She worked there for several years. In the two years prior to her marriage to Louis Stefani (1923-2005), she worked at McGavin’s Bakery. Luby left the workforce when they married in 1949.

Audio Interview [1979]

Description

Stefani discusses how she came to work at the shipyards and details her activities; the conditions women faced there; the young women’s attitudes towards the Boilermaker’s Union; the women’s treatment by the men; her work life after the shipyards.

Transcription

Full transcription: Stefani, Luby
Edited by Subject: Stefani, Luby (edited)

 

Title: [Lubi Stefani – 1/3]

Creator: Diamond, Sara

Contributor: Stefani, Lubi

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

Date Created: 1986-04-23

Type: Audio recording

Genre: Interviews

Extent: 1 audio cassette

Format: audio/mp3

Language: English

Identifier: SD_WLHP_389_03A1

Is Part Of: Sara Diamond fonds

Series: Women’s Labour History Project

Source: Original Format: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & 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: [Lubi Stefani – 2/3]

Creator: Diamond, Sara

Contributor: Stefani, Lubi

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

Date Created: 1986-04-23

Type: Audio recording

Genre: Interviews

Extent: 1 audio cassette

Format: audio/mp3

Language: English

Identifier: SD_WLHP_389_03A2

Is Part Of: Sara Diamond fonds

Series: Women’s Labour History Project

Source: Original Format: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & 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: [Lubi Stefani – 3/3]

Creator: Diamond, Sara

Contributor: Stefani, Lubi

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

Date Created: 1986-04-23

Type: Audio recording

Genre: Interviews

Extent: 1 audio cassette

Format: audio/mp3

Language: English

Identifier: SD_WLHP_389_03B

Is Part Of: Sara Diamond fonds

Series: Women’s Labour History Project

Source: Original Format: The VIVO Media Arts Centre. Crista Dahl Media Library & 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.