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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.

IBT Election Update:

IBT Election Supervisor Information

The Office of the Election Supervisor

is conducting the secret ballot election for these International Brotherhood of Teamsters International Officers:

  • General President
  • General Secretary-Treasurer
  • Three (3) International Trustees
  • Seven (7) International Vice Presidents At-Large
  • Three (3) Eastern Region International Vice Presidents
  • Four (4) Central Region International Vice Presidents
  • Two (2) Southern Region International Vice Presidents

In October, all members of the IBT will receive a mailing that will allow them to mark and return their secret ballot vote by mail. The secret ballots will be returned to a post office box controlled by the Office of the Election Supervisor, and the count is planned to start on Monday, November 14, 2016.

If you do not receive your secret ballot by October 17, 2016 you should contact the Office of the Election Supervisor to request a ballot.

Important Dates

  • September 2016: Publication in IBT Magazines of campaign material of nominated International Officer Candidates
  • October 2016: Mailing of campaign material of nominated International Officer Candidates
  • October 6 2016: Mailing of ballots for International Officer Election
  • November 14 2016: Deadline for receipt of ballots to be counted and counting of ballots in International Officer Election

202-429-8683 844-428-8683 (Toll-free)


Press Release from Teamsters Canada



New Executive Board Members

At Sunday’s General Membership meeting, President McCann swore in Secretary Treasurer Danny Mitchell and Trustee Joe King in to their new positions.

Congratulations to Danny and Joe on their new positions on the Executive Board.

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Teamsters Canada Scholarship Deadline – September 30th




Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada

Just a friendly reminder to please visit our website: under the Awards tab for more information about our Student Award Program. All information regarding eligibility, as well as access to our online application is available on the Awards tab.


Notice of Election



2016 Hamilton Labour Day Parade


Teamsters Local Union #879 New Trustee Announcement

New Trustee


Teamsters International Election Notice (correct address)

Below is a correct address notice for the upcoming Teamsters International election. Please make sure that your mailing address is up to date with your local.

IBT Election Notice


Reminder of the September General Membership Meeting (notice below)

September GM meeting notice


2016 Grand Bend Motorplex Event

The Executive Board and staff of Local 879 want to thank all the members and their guests that showed up at our 12th annual Grand Bend event on Saturday.

Drag racing at it’s finest, food, drinks and fun had by all.

Thanks to everyone that put this great event together.

Below is a slide presentation of the Motorplex event hosted by Teamsters Local Union #879.


Teamsters Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. The Teamsters General Executive Board unanimously voted to endorse the former senator and secretary of state. 

“We are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States,” said Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa. “She is the right candidate for the middle class and working men and women across the country. She will stand strong for the workers of America by fighting to reject job-killing trade deals, enforcing labor laws and working to provide retirement security for millions of people who have sacrificed so much for the chance to retire with dignity. 

“The Oval Office needs to be occupied by a serious candidate who understands what it means to govern responsibly,” Hoffa said. “Donald Trump supports national right-to-work laws that are proven to weaken the middle class and has a long track record of shipping jobs out of the country as a businessman. He is no friend to working Americans.”


Purolator Negotiations

Teamsters Canada commenced negotiations today in Montreal for a renewal of the current collective agreement.

Shown below is the Teamsters Local 879 negotiating committee.

From left to right they are: Dan DiGiovanni (business agent from Windsor), Graham Freel (steward from Guelph), Kevin Quinlan (local 879 Trustee and steward from London), Barry Storr (steward from Mount Hope), John McCann (President of local 879), Guy Hickey (steward from Windsor), Barb Adam (business agent from Hamilton) and Dave McLeod (business agent from London).

Purolator negotiations 2


2016 JRH Essay Contest

Please find enclosed a list of the JRH 2016 Essay Contest winners.

Canadian Winners Essay-Contest-2016


2016 Teamsters Local Union #879 Golf Tournament

Attached are pictures from this years golf tournament. Fun was had by all.

Thanks to all that were involved at putting this years tournament together. Can’t wait until the 2017 event.


Lafarge Arthur Vote Teamsters

A vote was held on Monday, August 22nd by the OLRB for the Ready Mix drivers at Lafarge Canada in Arthur.

I am happy to report that those drivers have overwhelmingly voted to join Teamsters Local Union No 879.

From all the 879 family, welcome on board.


Annual Labour Day Parade & Picnic

Monday, September 5, 2016

  • Parade starts at 10:30 am.
  • Assembles on York Blvd, west of Queen St. North. (Lineup will be available on or about August 12, 2016).
  • Route: South on Queen St. N to Main St. W, east on Main St. W. to Bay St. N, north on Bay St. N to Cannon St. E, west on Cannon St. E. to York Blvd, west on York Blvd. to Dundurn National Historic Site.
  • Picnic at Dundurn National Historic Site immediately following the parade.
  • Licensed refreshment area. (Beer: $5.00––call or email to order tickets in advance).
  • BBQ in support of the United Way. (Order in advance via the registration form).
  • Musical entertainment.

2016 Labour Day Parade Lineup & info- FINAL

2016 labour day registration


Teamster Motorcycle Association

Phil Owen, past President of the Teamster Motorcycle Association, Local 879 chapter, presents his club patches to President John McCann and Secretary Treasurer Danny Mitchell. Phil was a founding member in ‎establishing the Local 879 TMA as the first chapter in Canada.

Thanks Phil, this will hang in the meeting hall for all the members to enjoy for years to come.

Phil Owen


McMaster’s Fall Labour Studies certificate courses

Below is the Fall Brochure for McMaster’s Fall Labour Studies certificate courses, as well as the link to their home page.