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December 20, 2017

Warmest Christmas Greetings to All Our Members in 464,

December 13, 2017

 

December 12, 2017

 

November 6, 2017

I would like to provide a brief update from the Dairy Division of Teamsters Canada to augment the excellent coverage already being provided by Brother John McCann, regarding the ongoing NAFTA negot

October 17, 2017

Team BC PeeWees, a group of 12-year-old boys, represented British Columbia at the Canadian Nationals in Whitby, Ontario this past summer. After losing in the quarterfinals, to the eventual to

October 17, 2017

The 26th annual Child Find/Michael Dunahee "Slo-Pitch Tournament of Hope", was able to raise over $14,000 this year.

October 12, 2017

Teamsters Say New North American Trade Deal Must Enforce Basic Labour Rights

 

October 4, 2017

Ottawa, September 27, 2017 – The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to the end of round three of N

October 4, 2017

Ottawa, September 25, 2017 – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents members in the American and Canadian transport and manufacturing sectors, dispatched representatives to Ott

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“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

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 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.