Fishermen's Industrial Union

FISHERMEN'S INDUSTRIAL UNION was a militant organization of fishery workers on the coast formed in VANCOUVER early in 1932. Affiliated with the Communist Party through the Workers Unity League, it attempted to present an industry-wide united front to cannery owners. To this end it reorganized in 1934 as the Fishermen and Cannery Workers' Industrial Union (FCWIU). Two years later it led a bitter strike on the Central Coast, focussed on RIVERS INLET, with the objective of obtaining higher prices...

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