Family Values

Being a Teamster is something that runs deep in Michelle's family. From her grandfather to her father and now to her, she carries our message with pride and continues to unite a whole new generation. We are very comforted knowing that our future is in the hands of members like Michelle.


A winner of the Cal Callahan Memorial Bursary, Michelle embodies everything that our organization stands for.

“Dear Teamster Local Union 362,
Without you I would not have received this award. The bursary will help me to continue my education at the post-secondary level, providing me with additional financial support. Receiving this award means a lot to me and your support is greatly appreciated.
With sincerest thanks,
Michelle Parmiter”


Learn More about Scholarships

Deadline Approaching for Scholarship Applications!

Please take notice that September 30, 2014 is the deadline for our office to receive entries for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund’s Essay Contest.

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This year the Essay Contest topic is: “The vast majority of union workers make more than minimum wage. Why should Teamsters care what the minimum wage is?”

The students with winning essays will be awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Full-time college, university, community college, technical or vocational program students who are the children of Teamster members are invited to enter the contest. For more detailed information on eligibility and the process by which you may apply, please visits our SCHOLARSHIPS page.

The Pillars of the Organization: Thunder and Lightning

Official-magazine-IBT_Nov-1910Since 1910, the Teamsters logo has consisted of two horses’ heads, representing the complimentary forces of strength that are inherent in the Teamsters organization. A well-known emblem, most people recognize it but are unsure of the story behind it. The horses’ names are Thunder and Lightning, Thunder is male, Lightning female. Together, they symbolically represent the pillars of the Teamsters organization: quality and power, dignity and justice, strength and morality. The Teamsters are built on pillars that allow us to ensure that our Members' needs are taken care of, that workers have access to their rights, and that our organization has the staying power to persist through the years.

Quality and Power: Every union member understands that there is power in numbers. The Teamsters strength can be found in the collaboration of our many honest, hard-working men and women, and when united, we are an unstoppable force. It takes good people to weave true quality into an institution, but the Teamsters are lucky there. We have an incredible body of people that make up our team, from Business Agents and our Executives to Brothers and Sisters, we are proud of each and every person involved in this great union.

Dignity and Justice: A life without dignity and respect for oneself and one another is an unfulfilled life. The Teamsters not only stand for the equal treatment of all workers on the job, we stand for the fair treatment of our Members in all aspects of their lives. By providing health benefits, scholarship funds, assistance programs, mental health initiatives and community involvement opportunities, we facilitate our Membership to be upstanding citizens within their communities and enable the betterment of their families’ health.

Strength and Morality: The Teamsters make decisions that will benefit you. That is our only goal. We know that strength comes from a place of united good; that is why shady institutions will never have the power to last. We want to ensure that charities are funded and that people’s lives are improved. We want make the world a better place. Our organization does that through the united strength of honest people fighting for honest things.

The Teamsters emblem has been the official logo for over a century and has stood strong beside an organization that has seen many changes and growth during these transformational years. Although the world is a much different place now than it was, and although our organization is consistently adapting to this ever-changing world, our morals, values and beliefs have stayed the same. Like Thunder and Lightning, the quality, dignity and strength in our union are accented by power, justice and morality.

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Lives of 362

Lives of 362 is a feature that provides a glimpse into the lives of our membership. We believe that a union is only as strong as its members and with solid brothers and sisters like ours... you know that someone's always got your back.

Strength. Unity. Pride. We are Teamsters Local 362 and these are our stories.



"They're not just there to take your problem and shove it under the door... they do something about it."


"Steady, secure work... and a good wage."


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"Employees have 3 rights: The right to know, the right to participate, and the right to refuse..."



"The proudest moment for me was when my stepson was awarded a $10,000.00 Scholarship."




These are just some of the stories from our members at a few barns. If you like this feature, please share it and support our great local. If you are new to us, know that organizing strengthens solidarity and your ability to build a brighter future for you and your family. Click on the button below to learn more.
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UPS Founders' Day

history_casey_ryan_1910"1907, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan started an American Messenger Company in a Seattle, Wash., basement office space. The two young entrepreneurs and their employees delivered messages to people throughout the day and night. Early on, the company strived to distinguish itself through customer service and team work."

Debbie Curtis-Magley - UPS Founders’ Day …


Rick BBQ UPSThat little company in Seattle eventually became UPS and every year UPSers around the world come together and celebrate their dedication and hard work on Founders' Day. At the UPS Calgary barn, the company commemorated its 107th anniversary with a pancake breakfast that did not disappoint. With almost 100% turnout, our UPS Membership showed strong solidarity and support. Our Secretary - Treasurer and Principal Officer Richard Eichel and Business Agent Ken Jarvis worked the grill under the supervision of Shop Steward Randy Eagleson (UPS for 24 years and Shop Steward 18 years - amazing!).

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UPS paid for and supplied the breakfast while the employees (man and members) helped with all the preparations.

A big shout out goes to Sister Jessica O'Brien who was essential to organizing the event and filling all the plates. Couldn't have done it without you sister!

Thanks to all who attended and see you at next years Founders' Day!

International Brotherhood of Teamsters News

Click the link below to read a letter on how standing together and fighting for whats right can make all the difference in succeeding! Congrats to our Brothers and Sisters in Salinas California on joining the Teamsters Union


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