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Teamsters Local 879

How to Upgrade your “G” Licence to an “AZ” for Free

AZ Upgrade

Teamsters Union Local #879, in conjunction with Tri-County Driver Training and Verspeeten Cartage/Moe’s Transport, have created an opportunity for our members and their families to access funds to upgrade their licence to an AZ.

Please click on the AZ Upgrade page to access all the information needed to see if you or a family member qualify for the Teamsters 879 AZ upgrade program.

Attridge Coach Drivers Ratify First Agreement

After a 16 hour long day, employees of Attridge Coach Bus ratified their first Collective Agreement. Stewards and Business Representative Jim Killey were on hand for a long 16 hours Tuesday for a meet and greet/vote to lend a hand to the new Attridge members to understand the proposed agreement.

In the end, the membership voted by 80% to agree to the terms of the proposed agreement.

Thanks to all the stewards for their hard work and the long day on Tuesday. Couldn’t have done it without you.

Jim Killey

Business Representative/Membership Development Coordinator


In need of Experienced “READY MIX” Drivers

Are you interested in working in the Ready Mix industry? If so, JNF Ready Mix at 2045 River Road in London Ontario is looking for you. If you have the proper licencing and are looking for a well paying career with benefits, then give Dino a call @ 1-519-951-1112


Windsor Stewards Seminar

a level one stewards seminar was held in the locals Windsor office on May the 5th and 6th.

Approximately 24 stewards were in attendance for the 2 day event representing workplaces such as UPS, Canadian Electrocoating, Prince Metal Products, BFI, Ambassador Bridge, Aslon, Moe’s Transport, K-Scrap and the Town of Essex. Lenna Phenix, Dan DiGiovanni and Doug Pilkey presented the seminar with President McCann and new Secretary Treasurer Danny Mitchell also in attendance.

The seminar was a great success and we are looking forward to more seminars in other areas in the near future.

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Thoughts are with Fort McMurray

Dear Sisters and Brothers : 

The catastrophic situation in the Fort McMurray area in Alberta is still evolving and it is not possible at this time to get sufficiently accurate information as to the situation. We are in contact with Brother Rick Eichel, Principal Officer of Local Union 362, and we have assured him of our support in these difficult times. 

We have over 1000 sisters and brothers who live or work in the area affected by the fire and the evacuation.  By the time the fire is over, many of our sisters and brothers will have lost their houses and their jobs.  Hopefully, all of them and their families will be safe and sound. 

Next Monday, Brother Eichel will be in a position to report more comprehensively on the situation.  Subsequently, the Executive Board of Teamsters Canada will be called upon to decide on the best way to support our sisters and brothers and the broader affected population. 

In solidarity

François Laporte

President / Président



International Workers Day



April Ratifications

  • Hyundai Oakville (first agreement)
  • Russell Metals
  • MacKenzie Black
  • McNally Construction
  • TST Clerical
  • Clean Harbours
  • Adelstein’s
  • Dufferin Concrete Burlington


Earth Week

Please find below a link for the CLC’s Earth Day Statement. This week is Earth Week and, of course, Earth Day itself is this Friday, April 22.


Helmets to Hardhats Program (H2H)

Consider the Veterans available through the Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada program.

Helmets to Hardhats


Taylor Chrysler Hamilton

Today, a vote took place for the body shop and detailing employees at Taylor Chrysler in Hamilton. The employees voted to join Teamsters Local Union #879 by 100%

Congratulations and welcome aboard.


Oakville Hyundai Members Ratify first Collective Agreement

The employees at Oakville Hyundai ratified their first collective agreement bringing respect and dignity back to the workplace.

Teamsters Secretary Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Steward Dave Schultz, did a great job in negotiations bringing important language, increases in wages, benefits and many more improvements to the workforce.



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Convention Call

2016 IBT Convention

Convention Call


879 Golf Tournament

2016 Golf Tournament notice


A New Deal for the Members

Want to get into shape. We have a club membership discount below for all 879 members.

Century and National Fitness in Hamilton is giving a Teamsters enrolment discount (both clubs combined) to all 879 members if you sign up by April 30th, 2016.

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March Ratifications

  • McNally Construction
  • IBEW Kitchener clerical
  • Hotz Environment
  • TST Overland clerical
  • Port Burwell Volunteer Firefighters


GFL London joins Teamsters

Employees at GFL Environmental Ltd in London, today voted in to join Teamsters Local Union #879.

To all the employees at GFL, welcome aboard.


International Women’s Day (IWD)

Teamsters Ontario Women collectively celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) on Saturday March 5, 2016 with over 500 Sisters, Brothers and Friends of Labour.

The event is organized by an IWD Committee in which the Teamsters Ontario Women’s Caucus works diligently with more than 15 different Unions. It is a wonderful celebration of Women, with Inspiring Speakers, Exciting Raffles and a Live auction all shared over a delicious brunch and in good company. We also enjoyed the participation from our “Brothers of Labour” who generously volunteered their time to help us with preparations, along with the special touch of ushering the ladies to their tables and serving our breakfast.

Some of the highlights of this year’s event were greetings from Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffery, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Peel Region Chief of Police Jennifer Evans, Guest Speakers Orville Edwards – Hope 24/7 and Samra Zafar – Interim Place and our Key Note Speaker Barb Byers – CLC Secretary Treasurer.

Our Thanks to Teamsters Local Union 879 for their continuous support of this important event as well as ALL Teamsters Ontario Union Locals, Joint Council 52 and Teamsters Canada. Thanks also to our Strong Teamster Women who remain active at work, at home, in their communities and in our Union. I am proud to say that Teamsters play an integral role in this event with planning, organizing, supporting and attendance.

The event is hosted by Peel Regional Labour Council, the Canadian Labour Council and their affiliates and was held at Capital Banquet Centre in Mississauga.

All proceeds of this event will benefit Armagh House, Hope 24/7 and Wellspring to which we can proudly say we were able to present each recipient with a cheque for $8000. Thank you again for your support and for encouraging and supporting our Teamster Women.

In Solidarity

Lenna Phenix


Teamsters Ontario Women’s Caucus