Irene Lanzinger

Vancouver Magazine - - Cover Story -

(#27, 2016) PRES­I­DENT, BC FED­ER­A­TION OF LABOUR

The rst woman to be ap­pointed to her po­si­tion at BCFED (fol­low­ing four years as its sec­re­tary trea­surer), Lanzinger rep­re­sents more than half a mil­lion union­ized work­ers across the prov­ince. While she has yet to rec­tify some of the hot-but­ton is­sues upon which she cam­paigned in 2014—she ad­vo­cated for a $15 min­i­mum wage; it was raised this Septem­ber to $11.35—that may change now that the NDP, which has the abid­ing sup­port of labour unions (a re­cent re­port says they put for­ward more than 30 per­cent of the party’s nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions), is es­tab­lish­ing its power.

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