Item AAAB4022 - Jonnie Rankin interview

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Jonnie Rankin interview

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  • 1978-07-10 [date recorded] (Creation)

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c/o Sara Diamond

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CALL NUMBER: T3628:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Jonnie Rankin : women in the B.C. shipyards in the 1940s RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978-07-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Rankin wrote a column for the newspaper of the Shipyard and General Workers Union during the war, describing the experience of women working in the shipyards. She has also been involved ;in the HREU, OTEU and the IWA. She was an activist in the Labour Progressive Party during the war. In this interview, she describes the motivations of women taking industrial jobs; hiring procedures; ;attitudes of men to women entering the yards; the transformation of the craft unions into industrial unions; childcare; political differences in the unions; Soviet women on ships which came into the y;ards for repair. TRACK 2: Piecework; shop stewarding; layoffs and women; work as a journalist for "The People"; the LPP; left-wing theatre; the IWA strike of 1946; organizing in the restaurants; wome;n's auxiliaries; equal pay struggles. Women were unwilling to leave their jobs after the war ended; working had brought them self-respect and economic autonomy.;

CALL NUMBER: T3628:0002 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978-07-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Rankin worked in the IWA hiring hall and was involved in some of the early attempts to form the OPIEU from union employees (1947). [TRACK 2: blank?];

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Women's Labour History Project, 1979-11-21


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-213.

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  • Use Restriction: Released "for placement in public archives; transcription, editing, and publication; and use in educational programming and broadcasting."
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Sara Diamond.

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Accession number(s): T3628

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speaker: Jonnie Rankin, interviewer: Sara Diamond

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