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Cobbaert, Frank oral history interview

Interviewee: Cobbaert, Frank; Interviewer: Johnson, Dean; Principal Investigator: Hall, Peter V;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2014
  • Country: Canada
Frank Cobbaert is a retired International Longshoremen Warehousemen Union (ILWU) Local 502 and 514 longshoreman. He worked as a longshoreman from the age of nineteen in January 1968, and retired at the age of sixty-one in November 2009, making his longshore career just short of forty-two years. It took him six and a half years to gain membership into the union. He worked along the waterfronts of New Westminster and Surrey until November of 1988, when he joined Local 514 and took a foreman job at Roberts Bank, which he kept until his retirement. Prior to 1988, he fulfilled various positions for Local 502, as an executive, assistant business agent, dispatcher, and...
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