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Mike Christensen

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Brother Mike has been a Teamster since 1996. Participating in the only strike in the Local’s history as an employee at The Original Cakerie, Mike has seen the positive effect of strong Teamsters leadership. In his 19 years as a Union activist Mike has held the role of Chief Shop Steward and workplace safety advocate as well as Trustee on the Local’s Executive Board. 

Mike serves as the sole labour representative on the Board of Directors for FIOSA-MIOSA, the leading occupational safety organization in all of British Columbia, if not the nation. With his passion for workplace safety and Union activism, Mike has focused on education with studies in the following areas:

Occupational Health and Safety level 1&2

Incident Investigation 

Occupational Hygiene

OHS Committee Effectiveness

Shop Stewarding level 1&2

Facing Management

Collective Bargaining level 1&2

Also, Mike has attended Labour Law Conferences, Teamsters Conference, and Teamsters Conventions, Dairy Conference and CLC Conferences. Additionally, Mike proudly volunteers as co-chair of the Teamsters Committee with Variety - The Children’s Charity. In his current role as Business Representative Mike brings the strength and leadership that our members expect from our local.   

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"I have been a member of Teamsters Local 464 for 23 years and have seen many of the executives come and go. Some of the previous executives nearly ran the Local into bankruptcy including losing our pension.  Bobby Kornhass, Bob Ryder and Paul Barton brought us back from the brink. Since they took over in 2000, we at Dairyland (Saputo) have had the best contracts I have seen since I have been there."

- Randy Onyschak

"I was a Shop Steward and was also on the contract negotiation team. The Union took the time and trouble to learn all about our industry and what we do. This means they are better able to fight for us whether it is on the job or at the bargaining table. We have the best contract in our industry. Thanks guys!"

- Gerald Price - Agrifoods

"I was there when we brought the Union in. The first-time contract they won for us was unbelievable. It changed the quality of my life. I am now a Shop Steward and enjoy working with my Union and looking after my fellow workers. "

- Paul Landrecht - Shop Steward. Island Farms Dairy.