December’s Raffle Winner
Excellent General Membership meeting this past Sunday at the Stoney Creek hall. Ready Mix driver Terry Solomon wins the jacket. Pictured below is President John McCann congratulating Terry on having the winning ticket. Local 879 gives away a Teamsters jacket at every membership meeting.
Congratulations to Terry
2018 Local 879 Food Drive
Christmas came early to the Kincardine Ministerial Food Bank.
Representatives from Teamsters Local Union No. 879 visited the food bank at the Anglican Church of the Messiah on Thursday and delivered a cheque for $10,000.
While food bank volunteers were aware the Teamsters would be making a donation that day, they did not know the amount, and were blown away when the cheque was handed over.
“We are overwhelmed,” said co-coordinator Nancy Dawson. “It will really help. It’s such as surprise.”
Teamsters Local 879, which represents members in transportation, production, hospitality and service industries from the Niagara region all the way to Tobermory, runs an annual fundraising campaign to benefit charitable organizations in communities it represents. The local had historically held toy drives, where union members filled shopping carts at Zellers and donated the toys, but after the department store chain was taken over by Target the union changed its focus to food drives. Donations are collected throughout the year from its service providers. The union has members at Bruce Power and construction firms in Bruce County.
In the past five years, the Teamsters have given to food banks in London, Sarnia, Niagara, Stoney Creek and now Kincardine. Teamster Marty Taylor contacts food banks in communities where Local 879 has representation to assess their needs. This year, Kincardine stood out.
“I hope that this gets you a good chunk of product for the year,” Local 879 President John McCann told Dawson and food bank co-coordinator Pat Stewart after delivering the cheque. “We hope the money will be of good use. We know it’s going to a good cause.”
Also in attendance with President McCann were, brothers Mitchell, Taylor and Ross
December General Membership Notice
First Agreement Ratified
Teamster Local Union 879 is proud to welcome the YRC Reimer Border Ambassadors in Niagara on the Lake to the Teamster family.
They are responsible for the bulk of custom clearances for YRC Reimer freight coming into Canada at one of the busiest truck ports in North America
Secretary Treasurer Danny Mitchell would like to thank new steward Lori Clack for all of her assistance in putting this first agreement together.
The new members will enjoy wage increases as well as improved benefits and pension over the five years of the agreement.
Welcome Sisters and Brothers
Truck Hero of the Year
The attached article is from a recent truck news online magazine that showcases the recent honouring of Brother Frank Vieira, a Teamster Local 879 driver out of Connell Transport in Hamilton.
Robert Q Airbus London
The members at Robert Q Airbus in London Ontario have ratified a new 3 year agreement. The new agreement brings increases in wages, benefits, shorter blackout periods, and clothing allowances to name a few. Also, new hires will meet with a union steward at the conclusion of the HR process.
Business Representative Rick Parent would like to thank his committee of Menno Meijer, Randy Schneider and Josh Sims on a job well done.
Winners of the London and Windsor General Membership meetings raffle for October (London) and November (Windsor) were Lauren Rushton (UPS London) and Arlis Fuentes (LaFarge Windsor). They both win a members jacket. Congratulations. It pays to show up to a meeting.
- Purity Zinc
- AGF Rebar
- Purolator clerical Stratford
- Robert Q Airbus
Attridge Coach Bus
Employees at Victoria Street Manor vote in Teamsters Local Union #879
Attridge Coach Drivers Ratify New Agreement
The members at Attridge Coach lines ratified a new 3 year Collective Agreement on October 13th 2018.
Highlights of the new agreement brings increases to wages, vacation, statutory Holidays, as well as a newly negotiated benefit package. We also obtained a reduction to the sunset clause and probationary period for new hires. Scheduling, Health and Safety initiatives and elog/gps equipment on all buses were also important additions to the Collective Agreement.
Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club
The Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club is offering a Union Night special ticket offer for the members of our union for the game on Friday, October 26th at 7pm vs. Oshawa.
Members are more than welcome to invite family and friends to be a part of this evening. It is $4 Beer Night from 6pm-7pm!
The link below is provided to purchase your tickets directly. If you would like to arrange specific seating, feel free to contact Julian directly (10 tickets minimum).
|Julian Petelycky | Account Executive
T 905.546.8178 | F 905.777.2363
Charron Transport Clerical
Teamsters Local Union #879 join Delta Wire in the Harrow Fair parade
2018 Labour Day Parade, Hamilton
Hamilton Labour Day Parade Information
Teamsters Canada Solid Waste and Recycling Division Announcement
Danny Mitchell, coordinator for Teamsters Canada Solid Waste and Recycling Division is proud to announce the new Solid Waste and Recycling Division- Teamsters Canada Facebook page.
With the current movement to go green this is a growing industry and the Teamsters look forward to being at the forefront of representing the growing workforce.
Please take a moment to check out the new Facebook page for news and stories from waste and recycling industry.
Workers Comp is a Right
To all workers of Ontario,
This coming Monday, we all gather together and march in the Labour Day parade, in solidarity with our fellow workers and allies. As injured workers, we continue to march for fairness; for a just compensation system – a system that will protect all of us if we get injured at work, without fail.
We are asking all injured workers who are able to participate in their local Labour Day events – just as we ask for all workers’ support in the struggle for just compensation – because we know that injured workers’ right are workers’ rights.
Let us use September 3rd to celebrate the strength we have together.
If you are in Toronto, you can join ONWIG in the parade by meeting us at 9:00am, in front of Staples at 375 University Ave, where we will join our friends in the Steelworkers in the parade.
This year, the Toronto Labour Day Parade may not be ending at the Exhibition as it has in the past, because IATSE Local 58 is still locked out by their employer. Injured workers stand in solidarity with IATSE Local 58. To find out more information on the lockout and to send Mayor John Tory a message, please visit MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “injuredworkersonline.us16.list-manage.com” claiming to be 58LockedOut.com.
Pre Retirement Seminar
The seminar will be for the members in our TAPEOPP plan, which is the 879 Freight plan.
If you are interested please read the pdf attachment below
- Aslon Group
- CAA Travel & Services
CAA Travel & Services Ratify New Deal
CAA Travel (South Central Ontario) Inc. and CAA Services (South Central Ontario) Inc. ratified their contract on Sunday August 19th 2018 with increases to base pay, commissions and bonuses, vacation pay and time, bereavement, and OT for training and mandatory meetings outside their regular scheduled hours.
Also negotiated were a few enhanced protective language for bargaining unit work, a reduced sunset clause and reimbursement for job associated out of pocket expenses.
Another Successful 879 Golf Tournament
Thanks to all that made it out to this years 879 Golf Tournament. Excellent job by Brother Mitchell, McLeod and Pilkey for a perfectly run tournament. The sponsors, course management, staff and everyone else that made this tournament a success.
Also have to mention the appreciation to the ladies of the TOWC for showing up and running our putt/putt and raffles.
Last but not least, hats off to President McCann for hosting and handling the MC work.
Pipeline Construction Scholarship
Attached is the Pipeline Construction Scholarship offered to all Pipeline Construction Members
The Mesothelioma Center
Teamsters are the most diverse labour union in North America, so naturally many of the members have been exposed to asbestos, a material commonly used for insulation in buildings, ships, and equipment. This puts many workers at risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure that can take 20-50 years to develop. Those occupations that are at risk of developing mesothelioma include warehouse workers, construction workers and many more.
Our website features extensive information on asbestos and we work 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups all at no cost.
Please take a look at some of the great information we have at https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/canada/
There is also a hyper link that connects directly to their website under the page, Helpful Links.
Purolator Clerical join Teamsters
The Federal Labour Relations Board has issued a Certificate for the clerical staff at Purolator Stratford to Teamsters Local Union #879.
Looking for a driving job?
Are you looking for a driving job, pulling B trains? We will train on a 8 ton boom. Work is Monday to Friday. 44 to 60 hrs per week at $23.00 / hour plus benefits and pension. Home every night. If this is what you are looking for, call Marty at our London office 1 888-659-7758
Aslon Management Inc Employees Ratify New 4-Year Deal
Teamster 879 members that work for Aslon Management Inc in London, ratified a new 4-year deal that brought new and improved language changes, a safety boot allowance, wage increases and a substantial signing bonus.
UPS Kitchener Clerical Join Local 879
In June, Teamsters Local Union #879 filed an Application for Certification with the Canada Labour Relations Board for the clerical employees of UPS Kitchener.
The Board completed their application investigation in July and have now awarded the clerical staff of UPS Kitchener certified union and new members of Teamsters Local 879.