James Lawson is UFAWU-Unifor’s current elected president. James has experience working as a skipper in salmon seine, herring, prawn and geoduck fisheries and has been an outspoken advocate on social issues in fisheries on the B.C. coast for many years.
Kyle Louis UFAWU-Unifor’s current elected vice president. He is a 4th generation commercial fisherman. Owner operator that fishes Gillnet prawn crab and herring. Kyle has spent a lot of time speaking up on behalf of fisherman regarding our issues. Also sits on the board of directors for IMAWG.
Guy Johnston is UFAWU-Unifor’s current elected secretary-treasurer. Guy fishes by trap for prawns and shrimp, while using hook and line to catch salmon, rockfish, and lingcod. Guy has been involved with UFAWU-Unifor for many years.
General Executive Board
Richard Michelson is a 4th generation fisherman running a salmon seiner gillnetter. Richard owns a prawner and herring punt and take part in the gulf herring dive spawn survey. He also sits on the southern panel for the pacific salmon commission.
Kim Olsen sits on the UFAWU-Unifor General Executive Board for GN Area C.
Brian Hamiguchi sits on the UFAWU-Unifor General Executive Board for South/Shore.
John (Barry) Crow
John (Barry) Crow sits on the UFAWU-Unifor General Executive Board for GN Area D.
Bob Burkosky sits on the UFAWU-Unifor General Executive Board for Ling Cod.
Joy Thorkelson is UFAWU-Unifor’s Northern Rep. Joy entered the industry as a shoreworker in 1974. She has worked for UFAWU-Unifor since 1979 in the roles of northern organizer, representative, or vice-president.