Hoffa Scholarship 2019
Dues Deduction Notice
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.
McMaster Labour Studies Program &
Mcmaster Labour Studies Certificate Program
School of Labour Studies, Room KTH 717
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M4
Emcon Drivers Vote for Teamsters
A Teamster 879 victory as Emcon employees vote yes to Unionize.
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.
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
December General Membership Notice
First Agreement Ratified
Teamster Local Union 879 is proud to welcome the YRC Reimer Border Ambassadors in Niagara on the Lake to the Teamster family.
They are responsible for the bulk of custom clearances for YRC Reimer freight coming into Canada at one of the busiest truck ports in North America
Secretary Treasurer Danny Mitchell would like to thank new steward Lori Clack for all of her assistance in putting this first agreement together.
The new members will enjoy wage increases as well as improved benefits and pension over the five years of the agreement.
Welcome Sisters and Brothers
Truck Hero of the Year
The attached article is from a recent truck news online magazine that showcases the recent honouring of Brother Frank Vieira, a Teamster Local 879 driver out of Connell Transport in Hamilton.
Robert Q Airbus London
The members at Robert Q Airbus in London Ontario have ratified a new 3 year agreement. The new agreement brings increases in wages, benefits, shorter blackout periods, and clothing allowances to name a few. Also, new hires will meet with a union steward at the conclusion of the HR process.
Business Representative Rick Parent would like to thank his committee of Menno Meijer, Randy Schneider and Josh Sims on a job well done.
Winners of the London and Windsor General Membership meetings raffle for October (London) and November (Windsor) were Lauren Rushton (UPS London) and Arlis Fuentes (LaFarge Windsor). They both win a members jacket. Congratulations. It pays to show up to a meeting.
- Purity Zinc
- AGF Rebar
- Purolator clerical Stratford
- Robert Q Airbus