Teamsters Local 362 Weekly Update For Aug. 17

Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the Local and what our Business Agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.

Late last week, a meeting was held for all members of Inland Concrete in Fort McMurray on the Aug. 9 to vote on the recent Memorandum of Agreement. We would like to congratulate and thank all members for attending the meeting and taking part in the vote, which ratified the re-negotiated agreement.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14 Business Agents in Edmonton attended a step two grievance meeting at the Edmonton International Airport with Garda World Pre-Board Screening. If any members working with Garda World Pre-Board Screening in Edmonton are looking for information about their grievances settlements, please contact the Edmonton Hall at 780-455-2255.

Representatives from Local 362’ Motion Production, ACTRA Alberta, The Directors Guild of Canada and IATSE 210 met with the Edmonton Screen Industries Office on Tuesday, Aug. 14 to discuss motion production development in the Edmonton area. The Unions and Guilds also worked in conjunction with the Edmonton Screen Industries Office to develop a business plan to aid future development of motion production projects in the Edmonton area.

In bargaining this week, Local 362’ bargaining committee for Brinks Alberta met the company representatives in Calgary from Tuesday, Aug. 14 to Thursday, Aug. 16 for the second round of contractual negotiations. The next round of negotiations is tentatively scheduled for mid-September.

In other exciting news, members and representatives from Teamsters Locals 362 and 987 have committed to their 5th year riding their bicycles in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. The Local 362 Truck and Trailer will be transporting riders' bikes from the Edmonton and Red Deer areas to the event. Local 987's Sprinter Van will be active for all 200km of the ride on Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19 as a sweep van to ensure the riders' safety and provide any aid needed during their journey over the two days. We would like to wish all riders participating in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer a safe ride and congratulate them on their determination for a great cause in further development for a cure for cancer. Thank you!

For more information on the event, please visit: https://ride.conquercancer.ca/alberta/


Teamsters Local 362 Weekly Update For Aug. 10

Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the local and what our Business Agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.

Teamsters Local 362 in conjunction with Teamsters Local 213 in British Columbia counted the ballots returned for Monarch Transport on Friday, Aug. 3. The Memorandum of Agreement was ratified by the membership in both Alberta and British Columbia. Congratulations to our members with Monarch Transport on their success of ratifying their agreement.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7  representatives from Teamsters Local 362 were present at the monthly meeting with the Southern Alberta Building Trades to discuss ongoing projects and affairs of unions involved in the construction industry in Alberta. In other events on Tuesday, Business Agents handling Garda World Pre-Board Screeners met with management of Garda World for a step three grievance meeting, where the Business Agents discussed issues from Calgary, Edmonton and the other regional airports that Teamsters Local 362 represents.

In other airport news this week, Business Agents in Edmonton have started accepting nominations for Garda World Pre-Board Screeners Shop Stewards. If any members with Garda World Pre-Board Screening at the Edmonton International Airport are interested in joining the ranks to become a Shop Steward, please inquire with a current Shop Steward or contact your Business Agent on how to complete a nomination form. The deadline to have your nomination in is Aug. 31, 2018.

In Calgary, Business Agents for the Armoured Car Division met with Brinks management for a step three grievance meeting in hopes of resolving open grievances and other pending items before Local 362's bargaining committee resumes contractual negotiations with Brinks next week. In ratification votes this week, Business Agents in Fort McMurray presented the Memorandum of Agreement for Inland Concrete at the Fort McMurray office on Thursday, Aug. 9.

In other events this week, Shop Steward Pei VanDen Brink from Garda World Pre-Board Screeners in Edmonton has started her first developmental leave with Local 362. Pei will be on duty out of our Edmonton Hall and will be working with all of the Business Agents stationed in the Edmonton area. Pei will be with Local 362 until the beginning of September. If you have the chance to speak with Pei, make sure you to welcome her aboard Team 362.


Teamsters Local 362 Weekly Update For Aug. 3

Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the local and what our business agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.

On Monday, July 30 Business Agents in Calgary were present at the United Parcel Service facility to celebrate long-standing member and Shop Steward, Elliot Marfo's milestone of 20 years of employment with the company.  In Calgary, on Tuesday, July 31 Business Agents visited the membership of Local 362’s Motion Production Division onset of an upcoming production being filmed in Calgary.

On Wednesday, Aug 1 Business Agents in Edmonton met with members from Inland Ready Mix Edmonton to present the newly drafted Memorandum of Agreement, which was followed by a vote by the membership. On Friday, Aug 3 Business Agents in Calgary and Edmonton counted ballots for Alberta members employed with Monarch Transport. In other upcoming membership meetings, Business Agents in Fort McMurray will be meeting with members from Inland Concrete to present and vote on a Memorandum of Agreement on Thursday, Aug 9 at the Fort McMurray office.

Local 362 is happy to announce that we have now completed all the steps to secure our office space within the Calgary International Airport and we anticipate to be fully operational within the next few weeks. We are excited to be at an arm’s length of our members who are working at the Calgary International Airport. Make sure to stop by the new office and say hello.

As mentioned a few weeks ago, Local 362 is excited to announce that we will be taking part in our first ever Calgary Pride Parade on Sept 2 with our Teamsters Truck and our float that will be showcased in the parade. If any members or members’ family members would like to take part in this adventure to showcase our Pride, please reach out to us by email at Pride@gtl362.ca for further information or to have your name(s) added to the list.


Teamsters Weekly Update for July 27

Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the local and what our business agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.

On Sunday, July 22, representatives of Local 362’s motion production division attended a Membership meeting for Teamsters Local 399. On Monday, July 23, Teamsters representatives met with officials from Disney regarding business development within 362’s motion production jurisdiction to promote the ease of doing business within Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

In other meetings this week, on Monday, Business Agents were active in visiting Members at CertainTeed Medicine Hat to distribute copies of the newly ratified collective agreement and to go over any articles that Membership needed clarification on. Following the meeting with the Membership of CertainTeed, the Business Agent and Shop Steward met with management to review grievances and to discuss other pressing issues in the workplace.

Representatives for Local 362’s pipeline division held a meeting on Wednesday, July 25 to ratify the proposed changes to the collective agreement for the Membership within the pipeline division. On Wednesday evening in Edmonton and throughout the day on Thursday, Business Agents met with Membership from the newly organized group – Tri-line Waste Division to present and vote their very first collective agreement. Outside of ratification votes this week, Business Agents in Fort McMurray met with Shop Stewards and management of the Clean Harbours group for a labour management meeting. On Friday, July 27 executives and trustees from Local 362 will be meeting for the monthly executive board meeting

On Saturday, July 28, the Teamsters Local 362 truck will be in Nanton for the 6th annual American Motor Club of Alberta for the annual Show and Shine event from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come by and show your Teamsters pride!


Teamsters Local 362 Weekly Update For July 20

Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the local and what our business agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in each week to see what is happening in the union.

On Tuesday through Friday, the Business Agents in Fort McMurray are presenting the Membership of Fort McKay Logistics Group with the Memorandum of Agreement that was recently reached between the 362 Bargaining Committee and management of Fort McKay. Following the scheduled meeting times at 8:45 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday – Friday, the Membership of Fort McKay Logistics Group will then be allowed to cast their ballots.

In bargaining this week at Local 362, the Bargaining Committee met with company representatives from Inland Concrete Camrose and have reached a Memorandum of Agreement. A date to present the Membership is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. In other bargaining this week, the recently organized group of Tri-line Waste Division are meeting on Wednesday, July 17 and have reached their first Memorandum of Agreement. Stay tuned for meeting dates to be posted for the Membership of Tri-Line to vote on.

In other news, on Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Business Agents are holding a Membership meeting for Consolidated FastFrate to take proposals in preparation for the commencement of bargaining for the Calgary facility.  In other meetings this week, on Wednesday, July 18, Business Agents met with Shop Stewards and management of Garda World Pre-Board Screeners with the Edmonton International Airport for the quarterly labour management meeting.

Local 362 is excited to announce that we will be taking part in our first ever Calgary Pride Parade on Sept. 2 with our Teamsters Kenworth and our float that will be showcased in the parade. If any Members (or Members' loved ones) would like to take part in the parade to showcase their Pride, please reach out to us at Pride@gtl362.ca


Teamsters Latest News March 2

Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the local and what our business agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.

Steward Chance Hrycun, whom is on a developmental leave trying out the role of a Business Agent, will be attending an organizing seminar hosted by the Alberta Building Trades. In conjunction with this, he will be carrying the Teamster Flag at the Calgary Hitman hockey game on Friday March 24. Come by and say hi.

This week representatives from the Prairie Teamsters Administration Service joined our Business Agents at the Edmonton International Airport providing our membership with information regarding the health and welfare and pension plan.

Business Agent Richard Brown will be attending the monthly health and safety meeting at Calgary International Airport. He will also be presenting a member retiring from ASIG Calgary a gold retirement ring after 25 years of service.

Members at CertainTeed rejected their memorandum of agreement this week. The parties will be returning to the bargaining table will the help of a mediator.

Bargaining continues with Edmonton Ready Mix with the hopes of reaching a Memorandum of Agreement.

Last month we were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of two of our long-time members Garth Wallace and John Knysak.

Garth worked for Autohualaway (now Jack Cooper Transportation) starting in 1977 and remained a member of Teamsters local 362 until he received an honourable retirement withdrawal card in 2007, leaving then Allied Systems. Although Garth retired, you would always see his face at almost every general meeting in Calgary. Let’s take a moment to remember him.

John worked with Spectrum Supply Chain on 90th avenue in Calgary. He started with Spectrum Supply Chain in 2003 and became a Shop Steward in 2009. He always had the best interest of his fellow co-workers at heart and was active in the workplace with all union duties. In keeping with his union activities and advocacy for betterment of the workplace, John sat as a member of the Union bargaining committees for three different contractual renewals.

We would like to send our condolences to Brother Wallace's and Knysak’s family, friends and all of his Union brothers and sisters.


Message From Building Trades Alberta

Click the link below to view the message from Executive Director Terry Parker of the Building Trades Alberta regarding the completion of Phase One of the Sturgeon Refinery.

FINAL Affiliate NWR letter Nov0217


Teamsters 362 Highlights Sep 29

Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the local and what our business agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.

CURRENT BARGAINING

Business Agent Shaun Quaghebeur and Susan Davison with Lafarge – Labour Relations met to work on bargaining.  They will hopefully be settling some non-monetary language changes to propose to the bargaining committee for the next time we all sit down.

IMPORTANT NEWS

Vice - President Jordan Madarash had a meeting with Miranda Jimmy, the Ward 5 Candidate in the upcoming Edmonton municipal elections and he also had a Shop Steward seminar.

President Wayne Garner and Vice-President Jordan Madarash attended the Annual Construction Dispatch Meeting as well as Teamsters 362's first Safe and Sound workplace mental health awareness course, presented by our partners at CMHA BC.

Business Agent Shaun Quaghebeur has been working on solidifying the list for Steward training and mental health training this coming weekend.

Both Shaun and Jordan attended the ”Canadian Industrial Relations Association - Medical Cannabis at Work, Implications and Issues” session this week.

Business Agent Ryan Adams met with Grimshaw Trucking to address a few issues arising out of Fort McMurray and Edmonton. He will also be meeting with Grimshaw Trucking Freight on Sunday to decide where to direct the monetary increases that were negotiate earlier this year.

Secretary - Treasurer & Principal Officer Al Porter and President Wayne Garner were at the IBT headquarters in Washington, DC with other progressive local Union officers. The focus of this particular Teamster Leadership Academy was on strategic planning.

Business Agent Lukas Eichel- Fominov was at the Airport with the shift building committee for two days working on the winter bid for Garda YYC with Stewards Riyaz Khawaja, Bruce Young, Harbans Minhas, and long time Member Ajay Ram. They spent around 16 hours discussing shifts and other complex issues that will be dealt with through the grievance procedure.


Teamsters Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Address Labor, Trucking

Please click the link below to view the Teamsters News release in regards to the NAFTA negotiations.

09.27.17jointNAFTAstatement


Message from Mr. Robert Blakely

Message from Mr. Robert Blakely, Canadian Operating Officer, Canada's Energy Citizens 

 

You may recall that I sent this link out a couple of times already.  What is being asked here is that we get people to send something to their MP supporting the Energy East Pipeline.  The site is essentially a webportal not until the one used for Bill C 377.  Anyone who is already on Energy Citizen will have gotten an e-mail from the site.  It could pay a lot of dividends if we got a lot more people to go to the site and  register (it takes a few seconds) and send something especially in ridings held currently by the Liberals.

 

Once again the site is www.energycitizens.ca please send this out to your networks asap and see if we can generate a few 100,000 responses

 

Canada's Energy Citizens info@energycitizens.ca

 

Cheers

Bob