Don Peter Garcia, longshore worker and trade unionist (born 29 October 1926 in New Westminster, BC; died 10 May 1995 in Vancouver). Don Garcia was a prominent figure in the labour movement (see Labour Relations). He served multiple terms as the president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canadian Area. He was involved in union work for a total of 45 years, until his retirement in 1991. He also held many other posts, including being on the executive of the BC Federation of Labour and the Vancouver Port Corporation (National Harbours Board). He was a founding member of the Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC). (See Shipping Industry.)
See also Working-Class History.