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 continues to work on our bargaining document for Progressive Waste.  He is scheduled to continue bargaining on the 17th and 18th of this month.

CURRENT MEETINGS

We held general membership meetings in Edmonton this week.

Business agent Jordan Madarash attended grievance meetings in Calgary and Edmonton for Garda PBS, as well as a grievance meeting at Garda security Corporation.

Business agent Jordan Madarash and Vice-President Wayne Garner attended a Mayors luncheon this week hosted by the Gateway Association.

The Gateway Association is a family and employment resource centre that provides education, family support, mentorship and inclusive employment. They do a great deal of work to assist the community to understand disabilities. Find out more at www.gatewayassociation.ca.

Jordan Madarash and Wayne Garner attended a joint labour management meeting for Brinks Alberta in Calgary.

Business Agent Shaun Quaghebeur  will be discussing a termination grievance with DTL, and hopefully find some sort of resolve this week.

Vice-President Wayne Garner attended a Diversified member meeting and area membership meeting in Fort McMurray as well as meeting with representatives from Clan Harbors.

IMPORTANT NEWS

This week is mental health awareness week. Learn more about how you can #GETLOUD for mental health (http://getloud.mentalhealthweek.ca/).

This week marks one year since the Fort McMurray fires. Read more about how Teamsters 362 continues to support the community (link to our blog)

UPCOMING EVENTS

The 12 Stop Ride For Recovery has announced a date for its ninth year, and Teamsters 362 is proud to take part in it. The fundraiser is a ‘scavenger hunt style’ motorcycle ride to increase awareness of addiction helps us raise funds for the Fresh Start Recovery Centre. Find more information here (will hyperlink in this sentence) This year it will take place on Aug. 26. Come and meet some of the staff and executive from Teamsters 362 who will be taking part in the ride.