Teamsters Local 8792019-03-19T10:39:33-04:00


Labour Law for Workers

It looks like winter might be finally coming to an end! This is a reminder that the following course is coming up on April 6th & 7th. “Labour Law for Workers” is being instructed by Lewis Gottheil.

If you would like to register for this course and haven’t already emailed McMaster, please do so asap so they can get your name on the class list.

Also, be sure to share the attached brochure with anyone you think would be interested in enrolling in the Labour Studies Certificate Program.

Winter 2019 Brochure


Birla Carbon

The members from Birla Carbon in Hamilton have ratified their new four year Collective Agreement by 80%.

Secretary Treasurer Danny Mitchell would like to thank Stewards Mike Deveau, Dan Short and Randy Hewitt for all their hard work over the last five months in negotiating with a very difficult employer.

Improvements were made in their wages, benefits and annual bonuses.

Note : Brother Deveau will be retiring in April and he will definitely be missed and remembered as a hard fighter for the membership of Birla Carbon. We wish him a long healthy retirement.


Why corporate criminal negligence plea deal has drawn criticism

A Sudbury, Ontario company will pay a fine of $1,000, along with $200,000 to be paid over time to the family of a worker killed shortly after beginning a new assignment.
Click here to read entire article


North America’s Building Trades Unions Thank Robert Blakely for Lifetime of Work

NABTU CANADA Announcement – Robert Blakely Retirement


Atlas Plane Crash



February’s Raffle Winner

Pictured is Lorne Mater, winner of Sundays General membership meeting members jacket. Along side Lorne is VP Ernie Bishop who chaired Sundays meeting.


Marineland Program

As the days start to get longer and we head towards spring, it’s that time of the year when we all start thinking about activities that we will be planning with our families as spring and summer approach. As a valued client of Marineland, we wouldn’t want you and your colleagues to miss out on great savings on a family visit to Marineland during our 2019 season. So, why not take a few minutes to review the attached Marineland 2019 Corporate Program information, complete, sign and return the attached reply form and offer great savings to your employees and their families?

Located just minutes from the actual falls, Marineland® offers fun for the whole family. At Marineland you will experience the thrill and sense of wonder that comes from a close encounter with amazing marine mammals. The entertaining, educational and heart-warming presentations at the King Waldorf® Stadium featuring our dolphin, beluga whale, sea lion and walrus ambassadors leave you with a better understanding of and appreciation for these wondrous marine mammals. At Arctic Cove™, Marineland’s beluga whale habitat, you have the unique opportunity to touch and feed these friendly white whales and talk with passionate and dedicated animal caregivers who deeply love these animals. The park is also home to North American black bears, bison, elk, red deer and fallow deer.

More thrills await you as the park features amusement rides such as one of the world’s largest steel roller coasters and one of the world’s highest triple tower rides along with a variety of other rides to suit all ages.

And that’s not all. New for the 2019 season is the addition of Polar Splash, a two acre water play area for the entire family. Scheduled to open in July.

In addition to receiving a great discount on their admission to Marineland, your employees may upgrade their day pass to a Fun Card Season pass on the day of their initial visit and come as many times as they like until October 13, 2019. It’s one terrific deal!

2019 Corporate Programs+ Coupons

Reply form – Weekend Event-Coupon


Bugbee Appointed to Lead Women’s Conference



Office Lunch Hours

Lunch Office Hours


General Membership Meeting – February

General Membership Meeting – February


January Ratifications

  • Niagara Falls Bridge
  • Blue Sky
  • Morten Terminal


January Raffle Winner

Pipeline Construction worker Douglas Dodge won the Teamsters jacket at yesterdays General Membership meeting in London. Pictured below is President John McCann congratulating Doug on having the winning ticket. Local 879 gives away a Teamsters jacket at every membership meeting.


Hoffa Scholarship 2019

Hoffa Scholarship 2019


Dues Deduction Notice

Dues Deduction Notice 2019


General Membership Meeting – January

General Membership Meeting – January


School of Labour Studies

Our winter 2019 courses have been finalised. This term we will be offering the following courses: Labour History Part 1 (a required course), Labour Law for Workers and Building your Leadership Skills with Peggy Nash.

I’ve attached the brochure to this email. Please take a look at the courses and share with anyone you think might be interested!

If you would like to register for a course please send me an email at least 1 week before the course is scheduled. This will allow me enough time to make sure there are materials for everyone.


Madisson Lambert
Program Assistant
McMaster Labour Studies Program
Mcmaster Labour Studies Certificate Program
School of Labour Studies, Room KTH 717
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M4

Winter 2019 Brochure


Emcon Drivers Vote for Teamsters

A Teamster 879 victory as Emcon employees vote yes to Unionize.


Holiday Office Hours

Holiday office hours


Holiday Message from the President

Sister and Brothers,

The holiday season is a time for family, a time for friends, a time for reflection and a time to give thanks. I trust that 2018 brought you all prosperity and happiness and I hope that 2019 is even better.

On behalf of the executive board and staff of Teamsters Local Union 879 I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to seeing as many of you as I can in 2019.

In Solidarity,

John McCann
Teamsters Local Union No 879


December’s Raffle Winner

Excellent General Membership meeting this past Sunday at the Stoney Creek hall. Ready Mix driver Terry Solomon wins the jacket. Pictured below is President John McCann congratulating Terry on having the winning ticket. Local 879 gives away a Teamsters jacket at every membership meeting.

Congratulations to Terry


2018 Local 879 Food Drive

Christmas came early to the Kincardine Ministerial Food Bank.

Representatives from Teamsters Local Union No. 879 visited the food bank at the Anglican Church of the Messiah on Thursday and delivered a cheque for $10,000.

While food bank volunteers were aware the Teamsters would be making a donation that day, they did not know the amount, and were blown away when the cheque was handed over.

“We are overwhelmed,” said co-coordinator Nancy Dawson. “It will really help. It’s such as surprise.”

Teamsters Local 879, which represents members in transportation, production, hospitality and service industries from the Niagara region all the way to Tobermory, runs an annual fundraising campaign to benefit charitable organizations in communities it represents. The local had historically held toy drives, where union members filled shopping carts at Zellers and donated the toys, but after the department store chain was taken over by Target the union changed its focus to food drives. Donations are collected throughout the year from its service providers. The union has members at Bruce Power and construction firms in Bruce County.

In the past five years, the Teamsters have given to food banks in London, Sarnia, Niagara, Stoney Creek and now Kincardine. Teamster Marty Taylor contacts food banks in communities where Local 879 has representation to assess their needs. This year, Kincardine stood out.

“I hope that this gets you a good chunk of product for the year,” Local 879 President John McCann told Dawson and food bank co-coordinator Pat Stewart after delivering the cheque. “We hope the money will be of good use. We know it’s going to a good cause.”

Also in attendance with President McCann were, brothers Mitchell, Taylor and Ross