Teamsters Local 879 2018-03-22T21:47:39+00:00

Appointment of Brother Mitchell

Good day everyone,

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the appointment of Brother Danny Mitchell to the position of Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator for Teamsters Canada.

The solid waste industry has been growing quickly over the last few years and has become a large part of our organization and the talk of a separate solid waste division, with its own coordinator, has always been a topic of discussion. It is truly an honour for Teamsters Local 879 to be the home local of this divisions first Coordinator.

I am confident that Brother Mitchell will excel in his new position and bring this division to the forefront of our organization and make all of us here at Local 879 very proud.

I would also like to thank President Laporte and Vice President McInnes for seeing the qualities in Brother Mitchell. I know you made the right choice.

Please join me in congratulating Brother Mitchell on his new appointment.

John F. McCann


Teamsters Union Local No 879


ELD Implementation



Workers at DHL Approve New National Contract



February Ratifications

  • OPTA Hamilton
  • Bluewater Recycling
  • Trimac Transportation





Employment Opportunity

Part-Time Airbus Driver – Robert Q Airbus

Looking for employment in the London area? Click on the link below to a possible great opportunity with Robert Q Airbus in London, ON.

Part-Time Drivers teamsters 2018.02.01


Members Jacket Winner-January

This months raffle winner was Kevin Nelson out of Banister.

Pictured below is Kevin with President McCann.


January Ratifications

  • Purolator Courier clerical


Purolator Clerical Ratifies

Clerical members of Local 879 at Purolator Courier, ratified a new 5 year deal by 70%. The new collective agreement brings increases to their wages, benefits and stronger language changes.


Supporting Workers at Tim Hortons

Join a Tim Hortons action near you tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10. Read below for more details!

When Ontario’s minimum wage increased to $14, Tim Hortons immediately began to eliminate workers’ paid breaks, reduce access to basic drug and dental benefits, eliminate uniform and drink allowances, and even cut employees’ hours of work.

This is outrageous coming from a wildly profitable multinational corporation.

  • In 2016, Tim Hortons generated US$3 billion in revenue for its parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI).
  • That same year RBI CEO Daniel Schwartz pocketed $6,173,993 in wages, stock options and other perks.
  • An additional US$350 million in profits were given out to shareholders.

TELL TIM HORTONS: Hands off workers’ wages & benefits!

  • The Tim Hortons corporation dictates virtually every detail of the franchise-owners’ business practice.
  • It even stipulates the required net worth (at least $1.5 million) of any potential franchise owner.
  • As the supplier of Tim Hortons products, the corporation sets the price of everything from sugar to its pre-cooked donuts. It’s clear the parent corporation has the power to fully restore workers’ wages, benefits and working conditions.


Tweet @TimHortons #TimHortons #15andFairness

  • The Ontario’s new labour laws were intended to improve the wages and working conditions of employees – especially those at the lowest rungs of the income ladder.
  • Demand that Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) take whatever steps necessary to ensure that its company and Tim Hortons franchise owners respect the spirit of the new laws.

Join an action near you tomorrow!

On Wednesday January 10, there will be actions at several Tim Hortons locations across Ontario to call on the Restaurant Brands International – the owner of the Tim Hortons chain – to issue a directive to every franchise owner to rescind any and all punitive measures against workers.


  • Markham & Lawrence (3488 Lawrence Ave E) 8:00 am
  • Keele & Wilson (2708 Keele St) 8:00 am
  • Spadina & College (455 Spadina Ave) 8:00 am
  • Bloor & Dufferin (1094 Bloor St West) 8: 00 am
  • Eglinton & Bermondsey (1733 Eglinton Ave E) 9:00 am
  • UofT: Bloor & St. George (264 Bloor St W) 2:00 pm
  • YorkU: Keele & Steeles (4700 Keele St) 3:00 pm
  • Yonge & College (444 Yonge) 4:30 pm

Dundas (near Hamilton)

  • Cootes & York Rd (38 York Rd) 5:00 pm


  • Dundas & Elgin St (970 Division St) 5:00 pm


  • Dundas & Richmond (172-174 Dundas St) 3:00 pm


  • Windsor St & Wellington (80 Park St E) 10:00 am


  • Victoria & York (212 Victoria Rd South) 5:00 pm

RSVP to a Tim Hortons location action near you at the link here:

The company that has the power to stop the franchises from further cuts is the owner of the chain, Restaurant Brands International. We are putting pressure on the owners by going to these locations.

Not all of the franchise locations may have cut workers’ benefits in reaction to the minimum wage hike, however, we are still asking you to come out to the franchises listed above.


These actions will be followed by an action at the Restaurant Brands International headquarters in Oakville on Monday, January 15 at 3:00 pm.


Minimum Wage Increase

With all the confusion and problems that business owners say the hike in the minimum wage has caused, I think it’s time for the non union to organize.

Need information as to how to go about organizing your workplace, call

Jim Killey

Membership Development Coordinator


or click on the organizing page for more details.


Very Important Survey

Dear professional truck driver:

Our group, SPR*, is currently conducting a major survey of truck parking for the Government of Ontario.

We believe that commercial truck drivers know the most about parking, so we are inviting all drivers who use Southern Ontario highways to complete our survey (including drivers who are based outside Ontario). [Regardless of whether based in Canada or the U.S.]

This strictly confidential survey asks about specific parking needs and rest stops along major highways as well as secondary roads across Southern Ontario. The survey will be available on-line until February 28, 2018 to allow as many truck drivers as possible to respond.

Results from the survey will be presented to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to help determine where additional truck parking is needed and what amenities truck drivers need at existing truck stops (such as washrooms, showers that are available 24/7). The study will contribute to both Canadian and U.S. thinking and policies.

The survey is available in English and French at:

We look forward to hearing from all of you.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at:

Ted Harvey

Ted Harvey, Study Director


December Ratifications

  • Cardinal Courier
  • Vineland Quarries
  • King Paving
  • Allmix Georgetown and Milton
  • Hogg Fuel
  • MCK


Members Jacket Winner-December

Starting this month, the Executive Board will be raffling off a members jacket at every General Membership meeting. This months winner was Phil Lafleur. Phil is a steward out of YRC.

Pictured below is Phil presenting President McCann with the winning ticket.


Dufferin Burlington Christmas Toy Drive

A shout out to the members of Dufferin Burlington. A picture from their yearly xmas toy drive.


2017 Local 879 Food Drive

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Ms. Kim Wilhelm of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region gave us a tour of the facility and the history of the organization.  This Food Bank helps 100 agencies throughout Southern Ontario and they go as far as Windsor, Sarnia, Owen Sound and Niagara Falls.  This organization has the same jurisdiction as our Local Union.  The $10,000.00 we raised to give to this Food Bank will feed 30,000 people this Christmas season.  This facility was very well organized and very well managed.

A special thanks to all that helped in raising this money for a worthy cause.

Martin L. Taylor
Business Representative / Recording Secretary
Teamsters Local Union No. 879


2018 Hoffa Scholarship Notice

For more details, please click on the Scholarship page.

Hoffa Scholarship Notice