TST Clerical Ratification Vote

The TST Clerical staff held a ratification vote recently, and the ballots were counted Friday morning.

Results: 100% voted to accept.

Well done goes to Doug Pilkey and all others involved.



Membership meeting notice for October

The General Membership Meeting for October 2019 for Teamsters Local 879 will be held on Sunday October 27th at the Teamsters Local # 879 Hall in London, located at 1790 Dundas Street, Unit 22, London, Ontario, N5W 3E5.

Start time is 10:00 a.m.

Stewards – Please post the flyer.




Ronsco Employees Join Teamsters

Employees at Ronsco in Hamilton voted yes today to join Teamsters Local Union #879. Congratulations to the new members of 879 and well done to all involved.

Founded in 1968, Ronsco has been providing value added products and services to the railway and transit industries for over 40 years. Ronsco has grown from its roots as a manufacturing representative to the largest full service rail and transit distributor in Canada.



Labour Day Parade 2019

Some photos from the Hamilton ON version of the Labour Day Parade.



Membership meeting notice for September

The General Membership Meeting for September 2019 for Teamsters Local 879 will be held on Sunday September 8th at the Stoney Creek Hall, located at 944 South Service Road, Unit 201, Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8E 6A2.

Start time is 10:00 a.m.



Meet and Greet BBQ Days #6

“Triple J & D hit Brantford”

President McCann, Representatives Ross, Killey, and Hogan continued their summer traveling road tour and this time dropped in on the members at UPS Brantford.

They were joined by the drivers, clerical, and sort members who came out for a peameal on a bun or to grab a hamburg all cooked up by Master Chef himself, Brother Ross. Brother Killey and Hogan were close by to handout a few trinkets and hats, and toss around a frisby.

President McCann thanked everyone for all their hard work and recognized a few of the Circle of Honour drivers that had accomplished more than 25 years of safe driving at UPS.

Rumour has it that the team will be heading North next, so keep an eye out for the Teamsters truck and the traveling road crew at a depot near you.

“It’s all about the Members”

John, Jay, Jim & Darren



HDLC Fall 2019 Courses

Hello Everyone,

Now that summer is winding down it’s time to start thinking about the Fall 2019 Labour Studies Certificate courses! We have finalized our course offerings for this coming September, October and November.

Attached you will find the brochure with the course titles, dates and instructors. If you are interested in any of these courses please send me an email and I will add you to the class list.

Also, if you think any of your friends or colleagues would be interested in taking our courses please feel free to share this brochure!

If you have any questions please email myself or the academic coordinator, Anthony Tambureno at tambur@mcmaster.ca

All the Best,

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

HDLC Brochure Fall 2019



Meet and Greet BBQ Days #5

“Truck, BBQ, Drink”

Representatives Jason Ross and Jim Killey hit the road again to continue their summer traveling road tour. This time they dropped in on the members at UPS Kitchener.

Drivers, mechanics, clerical and sort members came out to share a few stories, grab something to eat and shoot the breeze before hitting the road.

Not sure where Jay and Jim are off to next but keep an eye open for this duo and the Teamsters Truck.

“It’s all about the Members”

Jay and Jim



Meet and Greet BBQ Days #4

“On the Road Again”

Representatives Jason Ross and Jim Killey grabbed the Locals BBQ, truck and again hit the road to continue their summer traveling road tour. This time they stopped by Purolator Guelph.

President McCann joined the duo for the tour to enjoy food, drink and some good old stories from the members. Everyone in attendance was also greeted by former Business Representative Barb Adam.

Keep an eye out as I believe the next stop on the 2019 summer travelling road show will be in the Kitchener area where they will share stories with the members at UPS.

“It’s all about the Members”

John, Jay and Jim
The Triple “J’s”



OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships

Dear OFL Members,

The OFL is proud to be joined in partnership by American Income Life (AIL) Canada in calling for applications for the annual OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships.

Two OFL members, or the children of members, will be selected from a pool of applicants to each receive a scholarship … ( to learn more, please visit http://ofl.ca/ofl-ail-canada-scholarship-2019/ )



2019 Teamsters Canada Scholarships for members

DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sister;

Attached you will find the PDF version of an application form for the 2019 Teamsters Canada Scholarship contest for our members, along with some pamphlets and posters, in English and in French, so you can print, fill them in, and send them in.

The promo video has been posted below. Please share!

In solidarity,

Nathaly Guillemette
Coordonnatrice nationale

National Coordinator
T 450-682-5521 ext. 226
C 514-771-2658

Nouvelle adresse/New address
400 – 1750 rue Maurice Gauvin
Laval (Québec) H7S 1Z5





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The History of Labour Day



Meet and Greet BBQ Days #3

Brother’s Ross and Killey once again grabbed the Teamster truck, BBQ, and supplies, and this time headed over to the Purolator Burlington facility.

They were met by couriers, sorters, Line haul drivers, mechanics, and retail staff. Peameal bacon, burgers, and cold drinks were on the menu, with some Teamster hat giveaways.

It was another successful breakfast feast.

Keep your eyes and ears open for the next “Jay and Jim’s Travelling BBQ Road Show” when it comes to a town near you.



Meet and Greet BBQ Days #2

Brother’s Ross and Killey were at it again with their 2019 BBQ Road Tour. This time they stopped by Purolator in Mt. Hope where they were met by AM sorters, mechanics and couriers.

Also in attendance was former Purolator employee and now Local 879 Vice President Ernie Bishop.

Next stop, Purolator Burlington



Solidarity Summer Shindig

In Solidarity,

Lou Ann Binning
Niagara Regional Labour Council
PO Box 42, Thorold, Ontario. L2V 3Y7



Meet and Greet BBQ Days #1

On July 11th and 12th, Business Representatives Jason Ross and Jim Killey grabbed the Local’s truck, bbq and headed out on the road to visit some of the Local’s members.

July 11th
First stop was Purolator NOTL in the am where they were met by Union Steward Barry Storr, couriers, linehaul, mechanic and AM dock members.

In the pm they stopped off at UPS St. Catharines where they were met by Secretary Treasurer Mitchell, Union Steward Andy Montreal, couriers, clerical staff and the PM sort members.

July 12th
Second stop in the bbq tour was UPS Stoney Creek in the am where Jay and Jim were met by President McCann, Secretary Treasurer Mitchell, Union Stewards Darcy Cooper and Jeff Hodgkins. Peameal bacon and hamburgers were cooked to the delight of the couriers, preloaders and clerical staff.

Next stop was in the pm for the UPS sorters at the Fort Erie facility where they were met by approximately 25 members that sort Canadian bound freight that comes in from the US.

A fun filled 2 day members meet and greet tour. One of the many pleasures is getting out and visiting with the members.



Skilled Labour vs. Cheap Labour



2019 Teamsters Variety Village Golf Tournament

Teamsters Union recently held a charity golf tournament for the children of Variety Village, raising $140,000.00.

Congratulations and thanks to all the sponsors, Local Unions and volunteers that opened up their wallets and gave their time for such a great cause.



2019 Teamsters 879 Golf Tournament

Information regarding this years golf tournament is this PDF file



Ontario-wide Boycott declaration of Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc., lifted effective immediately


Effective immediately, the official OFL Ontario-wide Boycott declaration of Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc. has been lifted.

As a result of the successful negotiation of a first collective agreement by the courageous members of Workers United Canada Council Local 2347 at the Rainforest Cafe Niagara, who endured a gruelling 80-day strike, we are pleased to announce the cessation of the official OFL boycott declared on May 9, 2019 (attached).

I want to thank all OFL affiliates and community partners, their activists and allies, and specifically the Niagara Regional Labour Council for their solidarity and support for these members, while they undertook this important labour action.

As a result of the boycott ending, the following Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc., properties and services are once again available to be patronized by OFL affiliates:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Skyline Hotel & Perkins
  • Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
  • Clifton Victoria Inn
  • Marriott Fallsview
  • Rainforest Café
  • Hard Rock Café

Once again, congratulations to the members of Workers United Canada Council Local 2347, and thank you all for your commitment to solidarity action.

With the power of many, our movement is a mighty force.



Union Steward Training

Our newly trained Teamsters Local 879 Union Steward graduating class.

Congratulations you’re the ❤ of our Union!



Teamsters Canada National Office Open House

Local 879 Secretary Treasurer Danny Mitchell with Teamsters Canada President Francois Laporte at the open house for the new Teamsters Canada National office in Laval Quebec.



Canadian Council of Motor Transportation Administrators

Brothers John McCann (director of the Freight and Tankhaul Division) and Léo Laliberté (assistant-director of the same division) spoke this morning about the difficulties facing truck drivers with Johanne Couture from OOIDA (Owner Operator Independent Driver Association) at the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Motor Transportation Administrators.

The Teamsters were the only union present at the meeting.