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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.

2017 Windsor Stewards Seminar

Below are some pictures captured from our level one stewards training that was held at our Windsor office. It was a 2 day course put on by Business Representatives Lenna Phenix, Doug Pilkey and Dan DiGiovanni.

Our President, John McCann, stopped in as an observer and to greet the 18 stewards that ranged from new to over 20 year stewards. They came from various industries that we represent including,

  • UPS
  • Coco Paving
  • Canadian Electrocoating
  • Prince Metal Products
  • Gardaworld, Windsor Humane Society
  • Tepperman’s
  • Devanshire Mall
  • Overland clerical

All the stewards enjoyed the seminar and were really involved in the role playing and seemed to really learn a lot from the 2 days.

A special thanks goes out to Dan D for setting up the hall, for the event and taking care of all the food and supplies needed. Also thanks to brother Rick Parent for attending the seminar between meetings.


Charges Against Ken Hall Withdrawn

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IBT Election Certification

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Canadian Transit Company is Hiring

Canadian Transit Company (Ambassador Bridge) is hiring for maintenance/construction.  If anybody is interested, please contact Rick Parent in the Windsor Office as follows: 

Teamsters Local 879 (Windsor)

2525 Annie Street, Windsor, ON N8T 3K8 

Email:  teamsters 

Phone:  519-944-9880 or 1-800-265-9539


New Director of Teamsters Package Division



Kellogg’s Job Killing Plan



New National Freight Director



January Ratifications

  • A-1 Driver Training o/a Young Drivers of Canada
  • CBM Sarnia
  • Forsyth Lube


Robert Q Airbus Joins Teamsters

A vote was conducted yesterday by the CIRB for the drivers and detailers of Robert Q Airbus in London, Ontario. After the ballot count was completed, it was finally official that the employees voted to have Teamsters Local Union #879 represent them in bargaining with the company.

I want to thank my amazing committee that came together and spoke to all the employees on change in their work place. Also to my organizers, Darren and Mike. You guys were great. Dodged the raindrops and stood out in the rain to spread the good word to vote yes. You guys were outstanding.

Lastly, to my partner in crime Fitos. Thanks for all your help. I would have struggled without you.

Welcome to all the Robert Q Airbus new members.


Membership Development Coordinator


Purolator Final Deal

Sisters, Brothers, 

Attached is our latest update on Purolator. It’s also been posted online:

final offer purolator


Legal Loopholes

Toronto Star Touch: Legal loopholes cost workers millions in lost wages: Report


Shooting in Quebec

Dear Sisters and Brothers, 

The link below will direct you to the Teamsters Canada statement on the shooting at the Québec City Islamic Cultural Centre:


Members Locked Out

K-BRO Disrespects Workers


Tandet Dedicated Joins Teamsters

A vote was conducted on February 1st by the CIRB for the employees of Tandet Dedicated. The drivers voted 100% to join the Teamsters.


Molson’s Negotiations

Molson negotiations could be difficult


A letter from MacKids

MacKids Teamsters 879 Toy Drive Thank you 2016


December Ratifications

IBEW clerical London


Dufferin Job Fair


Beamsville Job Fair Ad

Kitchener Job Fair Ad


Dues Deduction



London Bandits Major Pewee MD Black Hockey Team

At Sunday’s General Membership meeting, a plaque was presented by Aaron Renauld, the son of Brother Chris Renauld, to Teamsters Local union No. 879 for appreciation of the donation for his 2015/2016 London Bandits Major Pewee MD Black hockey team.



November Ratifications

  • Lafarge Niagara Falls
  • Handy Transit
  • Norspec
  • Oakgroup
  • Kaumeyer Paper


2017 Hoffa Scholarship



Community Cares

On Friday December 9th, 2016, Chief Steward Corrina Kelly out of Central Taxi will be out at the Community Cares event at City Hall in St. Catharines. She will be raising money for the 12th Annual Great Holiday Food Drive in support of Community Care in St. Catharines and Thorold.

If you’re in the area, please stop by the event and show your support. Corrina will accept cash or check. Join the drivers of Central Taxi to show that we all support our community.


Withdrawal Forms

A reminder to fill out a withdrawal form and send to the local if you are taking any time off in any given calendar month. A reminder note is attached. You can fill out the form at your convenience through the locals website under the “Application for Withdrawal” page.



Teamsters 879 Christmas Office Hours



Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project