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Retirees Teamsters 464

Remember the retirees; they built the union!

 

Retired or retiring Teamsters Local 464 members should ensure that they have contacted the Union office to apply for a Withdrawal Card and to receive other valuable information. 

 

Regular meetings are held at 10:00am on the third Wednesday of each month, except June, July, August and December, at the Union Hall at 490 East Broadway, Vancouver. You and your spouse are welcome to attend the monthly meetings that consist of a short business report from the Executive Officers, a film or speaker of interest, a few games of bingo, and sandwiches and coffee. There is also an attendance prize. We sincerely hope you will take the opportunity to maintain the fraternal ties you have developed over the years and share your retirement with us. We look forward to seeing you. 

 

Contact our office for further information.  

 

BC FORUM is a registered non-profit society for union members age 50 and up and a valuable resources for all Union retirees. 

Testimonial

For 35 years I have been a Teamster and a Dairyworker, I was a young kid needing a job in tough economic times. I found a place to work and make a living, I learned to work together with others having varying and different backgrounds than my own.

Much has changed for me personally and professionally, I got married to my beautiful wife of almost 25 years and we have raised two amazing children, both of whom are presently studying abroad. Both of my children were recipients of Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Funding.

So much of my success I can credit to having a well paying union job. The Teamsters have been a great union for me, negotiating strong collective agreements that held good wage and benefit packages as well as the cornerstone beliefs of seniority and workers’ rights. The Teamsters gave me a good wage and a voice.

I have always been an active Teamster, and now I sit on Local 464's Executive Board.

There can be a great degree of personal feelings when the word union is mentioned, but so often I look at professional associations and realize the name may be different, but the thought is the same...strength in numbers.

As I get toward the end of my career, I look forward to the thought of receiving the Teamsters Canada Pension Plan, and I am so grateful for the belief others had before me that Teamsters deserved a good and decent retirement...thank you.

Drew


- Drew Speirs

"I was employed for many years at a Teamster company that was shut down due to the economy. Because of my age, I was worried about starting over. Bobby, Bob and Paul not only negotiated a much better severance package than was in the contract, but they also went the extra mile and got me on at one of their other companies with an even better contract.They continued to help me even though it wasn't their job to."

- Armando Borean

“I look after a lot of members in a very big plant. For years I had to fight for them by myself with no help at all from any of the Union’s representatives or Officers. This changed completely once Bobby, Bob and Paul were in office. Now I have access to my reps 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  They’re always there to back me up.” 

- Darrell Lawres – Chief Shop Steward. Saputo, Sperling