The B.C. Federation of Labour represents 500,000 workers throughout the province. Jim Sinclair was elected President of the B.C. Federation of Labour on May 14, 1999, by the Federation's governing body, its Executive Council. He was acclaimed President by Convention in 2000 and 2002 and re-elected in 2004. Jim has been an articulate and active leader in the labour movement for more than 25 years. As a staff member for the UFAWU since 1982, he was the lead negotiator in industry-wide negotiations with major fish processing companies. Prior to his work in the fishing industry. He has been active in the labour movement in BC through his participation on the B.C. Federation of Labour Executive Council and committees since the mid seventies. Jim currently sits on the Board of Directors for Working Enterprises Ltd., the Working Opportunity Fund, and BC Citizens for Public Power.