19.08.16

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”

 

19.08.06

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/ )

 

19.08.05

2019 Teamsters Canada Scholarships for members

TEAMSTERS CANADA SCHOLARSHIP 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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19.08.05

The History of Labour Day

 

19.07.26

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.

 

19.07.25

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

 

19.07.15

Solidarity Summer Shindig

In Solidarity,

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

 

19.07.12

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.

 

19.07.11

Skilled Labour vs. Cheap Labour

 

19.07.10

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.

 

19.07.10

2019 Teamsters 879 Golf Tournament

Information regarding this years golf tournament is this PDF file
2019 GOLF TOURNAMENT NOTICE

 

19.07.09

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

Greetings,

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.

 

19.06.28

Union Steward Training

Our newly trained Teamsters Local 879 Union Steward graduating class.

Congratulations you’re the ❤ of our Union!

 

19.06.11

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.

 

19.06.03

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.

 

19.05.26

May’s Raffle Winner

Pictured is Scott Wilman out of Windsor Lafarge, winner of May’s General Membership Meeting member’s jacket. Along side Scott is Local 879 President John McCann.

 

19.05.26

Annual Golf Tournament

Tickets for our local’s golf tournament, which will be held at Ingersoll Golf club on August 10th, will go on sale June 1st.

Interested? Call the Local for more information.

 

19.05.10

Teamsters Union Stands in Solidarity With Uber, Lyft Drivers

Uber, Lyft Solidarity Press Release (PDF)

 

19.05.07

2019 Unity Conference

Pictured is newly appointed Teamsters Local Union #879 Recording Secretary Lenna Phenix (2nd from the right) being sworn into office by Teamsters General President James Hoffa at the 2019 Unity Conference.

 

19.04.28

April’s Raffle Winner

Pictured is Larry Lusk of Summerville/Kingsville, winner of Sunday’s General Membership meeting members jacket. Along side Larry is Local 879 President John McCann.

 

19.04.26

Ratifications for the Month of April

  • McNally Construction
  • LaFarge Windsor
  • Central Taxi
  • Young Drivers of Canada
  • Russel Specialty Metals
  • PDR
  • Modern Landfill

 

19.04.25

Central Taxi Niagara Division Ratification

The members of Central Taxi Niagara Division ratified a new 4 year agreement by 80%.

Thanks to negotiating committee members, Andrew Palinski, Ashraf Hindi, and Corrina Kelly for a job well done in the 7 days of talks. They put on an excellent power point presentation for the membership.

 

19.04.18

Day of Mourning Ceremonies

On Sunday April 28, 2019, the Niagara Regional Labour Council will be holding Ceremonies
across the Niagara Region to remember workers injured, made ill, or killed in the workplace.

The schedule of times and locations is attached.

In Solidarity,

Lou Ann Binning
President
Niagara Regional Labour Council

PO Box 42, Thorold, Ontario. L2V 3Y7

Day of Mourning Ceremonies

 

19.04.18

Summer School 2019

Attached is the list of courses being offered this year, along with the registration paperwork and prices of the courses.
(Also included is the information and cost for those who may require overnight stays for the week.)

In Solidarity,

Lou Ann Binning
President
Niagara Regional Labour Council

PO Box 42, Thorold, Ontario. L2V 3Y7

2019 NRLC Summer School

 

19.03.29

Steward’s Seminar

A video from the Local 879 Steward’s Seminar on Friday, March 29, 2019. WSIB and Workplace Harassment Seminar.

 

19.03.27

Niagara Regional Labour Council Summer School 2019

Attached is the list of courses being offered this year along with the registration paperwork and prices of the courses. (Also included is the information and cost for those who may require overnight stays for the week.)

In Solidarity,

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

2019 NRLC Summer School

 

19.03.27

Day of Mourning Ceremonies

On Sunday April 28, 2019, the Niagara Regional Labour Council will be holding Ceremonies across the Niagara Region to remember workers injured, made ill or killed in the workplace.

The schedule of times and locations is attached.

In Solidarity,

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

DOM 2019 NRLC

 

19.03.24

March’s Raffle Winner

Pictured is Rob Letourneau, winner of Sunday’s General Membership meeting members jacket. Along side Rob is Local 879 President John McCann.

19.03.21

Ratifications for the month of February

  • Dundas Trucking
  • Town of Leamington

 

19.03.21

Membership meeting notice for March

Membership meeting – March

 

19.03.11

Labour Law for Workers

It looks like winter might be finally coming to an end! This is a reminder that the following course is coming up on April 6th & 7th. “Labour Law for Workers” is being instructed by Lewis Gottheil.

If you would like to register for this course and haven’t already emailed McMaster, please do so asap so they can get your name on the class list.

Also, be sure to share the attached brochure with anyone you think would be interested in enrolling in the Labour Studies Certificate Program.

Winter 2019 Brochure

 

19.03.06

Birla Carbon

The members from Birla Carbon in Hamilton have ratified their new four year Collective Agreement by 80%.

Secretary Treasurer Danny Mitchell would like to thank Stewards Mike Deveau, Dan Short and Randy Hewitt for all their hard work over the last five months in negotiating with a very difficult employer.

Improvements were made in their wages, benefits and annual bonuses.

Note : Brother Deveau will be retiring in April and he will definitely be missed and remembered as a hard fighter for the membership of Birla Carbon. We wish him a long healthy retirement.

 

19.03.05

Why corporate criminal negligence plea deal has drawn criticism

A Sudbury, Ontario company will pay a fine of $1,000, along with $200,000 to be paid over time to the family of a worker killed shortly after beginning a new assignment.

Click here to read entire article

 

19.03.04

North America’s Building Trades Unions Thank Robert Blakely for Lifetime of Work

NABTU CANADA Announcement – Robert Blakely Retirement

 

19.02.24

Atlas Plane Crash

Atlas Air Crash

 

19.02.26

February’s Raffle Winner

Pictured is Lorne Mater, winner of Sundays General membership meeting members jacket. Along side Lorne is VP Ernie Bishop who chaired Sundays meeting.

 

19.02.14

Marineland Program

As the days start to get longer and we head towards spring, it’s that time of the year when we all start thinking about activities that we will be planning with our families as spring and summer approach. As a valued client of Marineland, we wouldn’t want you and your colleagues to miss out on great savings on a family visit to Marineland during our 2019 season. So, why not take a few minutes to review the attached Marineland 2019 Corporate Program information, complete, sign and return the attached reply form and offer great savings to your employees and their families?

Located just minutes from the actual falls, Marineland® offers fun for the whole family. At Marineland you will experience the thrill and sense of wonder that comes from a close encounter with amazing marine mammals. The entertaining, educational and heart-warming presentations at the King Waldorf® Stadium featuring our dolphin, beluga whale, sea lion and walrus ambassadors leave you with a better understanding of and appreciation for these wondrous marine mammals. At Arctic Cove™, Marineland’s beluga whale habitat, you have the unique opportunity to touch and feed these friendly white whales and talk with passionate and dedicated animal caregivers who deeply love these animals. The park is also home to North American black bears, bison, elk, red deer and fallow deer.

More thrills await you as the park features amusement rides such as one of the world’s largest steel roller coasters and one of the world’s highest triple tower rides along with a variety of other rides to suit all ages.

And that’s not all. New for the 2019 season is the addition of Polar Splash, a two acre water play area for the entire family. Scheduled to open in July.

In addition to receiving a great discount on their admission to Marineland, your employees may upgrade their day pass to a Fun Card Season pass on the day of their initial visit and come as many times as they like until October 13, 2019. It’s one terrific deal!

2019 Corporate Programs+ Coupons

Reply form – Weekend Event-Coupon

 

19.02.07

Bugbee Appointed to Lead Women’s Conference

Bugbee to lead Women’s Conference

 

19.02.05

Office Lunch Hours

Lunch Office Hours

 

19.01.29

General Membership Meeting – February

General Membership Meeting – February

 

19.01.29

January Ratifications

  • Niagara Falls Bridge
  • Blue Sky
  • Morten Terminal

 

19.01.28

January Raffle Winner

Pipeline Construction worker Douglas Dodge won the Teamsters jacket at yesterdays General Membership meeting in London. Pictured below is President John McCann congratulating Doug on having the winning ticket. Local 879 gives away a Teamsters jacket at every membership meeting.

 

19.01.28

Hoffa Scholarship 2019

Hoffa Scholarship 2019

 

19.01.10

Dues Deduction Notice

Dues Deduction Notice 2019

 

19.01.10

General Membership Meeting – January

General Membership Meeting – January

 

19.01.10

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.

Best,

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

McMaster Winter 2019 Brochure

 

19.01.10

Emcon Drivers Vote for Teamsters

A Teamster 879 victory as Emcon employees vote yes to Unionize.