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.