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Shop Stewards

Shop Steward

 

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Teamsters Local 464 Shop Stewards are the eyes and ears on the plant floor ensuring the provisions of the contract are properly adhered to.

 

Our Stewards are educated, capable and have access to Union Representatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

The Shop Steward is the first person you go to when things go wrong. Shop Stewards [elected by their peers or appointed by the Principal Officer] commonly serve a two year term.

 

Teamsters Local 464 periodically holds two day education seminars for Stewards which are hosted by Brigitte Sottile ~ Director of Education for Teamsters Canada. This ensures our Stewards are kept up to date on what works and what has changed in work place relations.  

 

 

Today's Teamster Steward can be a:

 

  • communicator
  • problem solver
  • mediator
  • educator
  • leader
  • organizer
  • strike captain
  • mobilizer
  • strategist
  • team player
  • advisor
  • community leader
  • volunteer coordinator
  • member advocate

 


 

Testimonial

"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 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.

"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