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West Contra Costa School District Workers Join Teamsters

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17.06.19

TRASH KINGPINS OF NYC” SITE EXPOSES PRIVATE WASTE INDUSTRY RECORD OF ABUSE

06.15.17JC16TrashKingpins

17.06.19

Bill C-4 Update

Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills
C-377 and C-525.

“Our affiliates and labour activists across the country have organized and campaigned against these bills from the beginning, and this is their victory to celebrate,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff. “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau then promised that, if elected, he would repeal these bills and we are happy he has kept that promise,” he added.

The former Conservative government argued Bill C-377 was about union transparency, but experts from across the spectrum agreed it was really about red tape that would have forced unions, their suppliers, and other businesses they work with to spend millions of dollars and thousands of hours producing and processing expense reports to be reviewed and filed – all at taxpayer expense.

Bill C-525 would have made it more difficult for workers in federally-regulated workplaces to join a union. It was opposed by labour relations experts, but was nonetheless passed into law by the Conservatives in December 2014.

Bill C-377 was opposed by everyone from the NHL Players’ Association to Conservative and Liberal senators, constitutional experts, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, the Canadian Bar Association, the insurance and mutual fund industry, seven provinces, and a long and diverse list of others in the business, financial, professional, legal, labour, and academic communities, private and public, federal and provincial. Despite that opposition, the Conservatives used their Senate majority to pass the bill on June 30, 2015.

“By passing Bill C-4, the federal government has demonstrated it understands the importance of fair labour relations, and the critical role unions play advancing rights for all Canadian workers,” said Yussuff.

“I want to thank everyone who opposed these bills over the years, in addition to both former minister MaryAnn Mihychuk for introducing Bill C-4 in January last year, and current labour minister Patty Hajdu for her Senate testimony in support of the bill. We are also grateful to Senator Diane Bellemare for shepherding it through the Red Chamber,” he added.

17.06.19

June Ratifications

  • CBM (Thorold, Cambridge, Burlington and London)
  • Dufferin (Niagara Falls)
  • Lafarge (Chatham)
  • Windsor Heavy
  • TST Overland

17.06.19

TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 7 OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON SHOOTING AT UPS FACILITY

(SAN FRANCISCO) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters Joint Council President Rome Aloise on the workplace shooting that occurred yesterday at a San Francisco UPS facility that claimed the lives of three Teamsters. 

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families who have suffered as a result of this senseless act of violence. Our entire Teamster family suffers when anything like this happens to our sisters and brothers. We are working closely with Teamsters Local 2785 to set up a hardship fund for our members impacted by the shooting.” 

Teamsters Joint Council 7 represents more than 100,000 working men and women in 22 Teamsters Union locals in Northern California, the Central Valley, and Northern Nevada. 

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17.06.15

ILLINOIS SCHOOL BUS WORKERS RATIFY 3 TEAMSTER CONTRACTS

MORE THAN 400 ILLINOIS SCHOOL BUS WORKERS RATIFY 3 TEAMSTER CONTRACTS

Teamsters Local 777 Wins Fair Wages for First Student Drivers and Aides

(CHICAGO) – More than 80 percent of First Student school bus drivers and aides have voted to approve new contracts in Glen Ellyn, Elk Grove Village and Villa Park, Ill., increasing wages and other benefits for more than 400 school bus industry workers.

The drivers and aides are members of Teamsters Local 777, which fought to secure higher starting wages for workers and give First Student employees raises across the board.

Under the new Teamster contracts in Elk Grove Village and Villa Park, starting drivers will earn $17 an hour. Starting drivers in Glen Ellyn will see wages increase to $18 an hour. Other First Student Teamsters will see overall wages improve by up to $2 per hour, while more than half of the drivers across the three bargaining units will earn no less than $20 an hour.

The top wage rate for all Teamster drivers at First Student will now be $20.50 per hour. School bus aides’ wage rates will start at $13 an hour and cap at $15.

“This is the best contract we’ve ever had,” said Local 777 First Student Steward Regina Washington. “I know the Teamsters have secured the highest wages and benefits for privatized bus drivers in Illinois right now.”

All three contracts include a union-sponsored vision plan paid for by First Student, as well as a raise in charter pay. All contracts have increased the non-revenue rate and guarantee the company will match dollar-for-dollar employee contributions to 401(k) retirement plans, up to $500 each year.

The contracts for First Student drivers and aides in Elk Grove Village and Villa Park also added Super Bowl Sunday as a paid holiday.

“Teamster drivers and aides at First Student are professional and hardworking,” said Major Rose, Local 777 Vice President. “Our members really deserve these strong contracts that honor and reward their work and their commitment to the safe transportation of our children.”

17.06.15

Library Employees Join Teamsters

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17.06.12

Ontario Teamsters Raise $108,000 for Variety Village, a Children’s Charity

Dear Sisters and Brothers, 

The link below will direct you to the latest news from Teamsters Canada : 

http://teamsters.ca/en/blog/2017/06/08/ontario-teamsters-raise-108000-for-variety-village-a-childrens-charity/

In Solidarity,

John McCann

President

Teamsters Local Union #879

17.06.12

CN Rail Update

CN RAIL COULD TRY TO PROVOKE STRIKE ON TUESDAY

17.05.30

Garda Ratifies New Agreement

The Teamsters at Garda Ratify a New Collective Agreement

17.05.30

2017 Hamilton Stewards Seminar

Pictures from the 2 day Steward seminar that was held last week at the Stoney Creek Teamsters 879 Hall. Thanks to all our proud stewards that attended the energetic workshop.

Facilitated by Business Representatives Doug Pilkey and Dan Digiovanni. Also on hand was President John McCann, Secretary Treasurer Danny Mitchell, Vice President Ernie Bishop and Business Representative Lenna Phenix.

Day 2 of the “Heart of the Union” Stewards workshop. Success!!! Thank you Shop Stewards. YOUR dedication and hard work for our members is so very important.

17.05.26

General Construction Strike

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17.05.26

May Ratifications

  • Adelstein
  • Dufferin – Georgetown, Cambridge, Stratford and Kitchener
  • Windsor Essex County Humane Society
  • GDI
  • Bonduelle
  • Hargest Block
  • Clarkson/BOT Construction

Teamsters in Action to Help Flood Victims

Teamsters in Action to Help Flood Victims

17.05.18

Labour educational offered in Niagara Region

·  WHSC Level 1 Occupational Health & Safety Awareness

·  WHSC Level 2 Federal Law

·  Prevention Link (formerly ODRT) WSIB Rights and Obligations—Level 1

·  Prevention Link (formerly ODRT) WSIB Benefits and Representation—Level 2

·  Prevention Link (formerly ODRT) Appeals and Dispute Resolution—Level 3.

WHEN: July 23-28, 2017
WHERE: Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
WHO: Workers, worker representatives, community activists

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 16

Call:    1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training services representative
Email:
contactus@whsc.on.ca
Visit:   www.whsc.on.ca

Want to learn more about the OFL’s Prevention Link program?
Call:  416-441-2731 or 1-800-668-9138
Visit:
www.preventionlink.ca

https://www.whsc.on.ca/Home

17.05.16

Driverless Trucks

Driverless Trucks – Copy

17.05.15

Announcement

Call for Song or Poem

Canadian Building Trades Monument CBTU is pleased to announce that Marion Brown has been selected to perform her original song “Standing Together” at the unveiling of the Canadian Building Trades Monument in Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Marion is a member of Teamsters Local Union 879 and she currently works with IBEW Local Union 804.

Congratulations, Marion!

CBTU is extremely grateful and proud to have received so many wonderful and inspiring poems and songs from our talented workers and their families. Thank you to everyone who participated and to our affiliates for spreading the word!

To watch the unveiling ceremony live-streamed on Facebook (May 16, 4:00-5:00pm EST), click on: https://www.facebook.com/CanadasBuildingTrades/

17.05.15

General Membership Meeting for May

GM meeting notice – May

17.05.01

Port Council of Canada Update:

Maritime Trades

17.05.01

Purolator Agreement Ratified by Members

The unanimously recommended tentative agreement was ratified by 75% of the members who voted. We would like to thank all those who voted, attended their union meetings, spoke with their stewards, read the documentation, and asked questions.

The new 5-year agreement protects the defined-benefit pension plan, safeguards your retirement allowances…

17.04.28

DOM

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17.04.06

Purolator Update 3

unanimous agreement puro voting information

17.04.06

Message from Package and Parcel Director Gary Kitchen

http://teamsters.ca/en/blog/2017/03/31/directors-statement-to-purolator-members/

17.04.01