IKEA Lockout OVER after 527 days

After 527 days the lockout of over 300 workers at IKEA in Richmond BC is over! Congratulations on standing tall Teamsters Local 213 Members.  Details to follow….

2014 Shop Steward Seminars

This years Shop Steward Seminar covered the IKEA Lockout from a “legal perspective”, five basic steps to organizing a Union, training school and construction updates and new legislation “Bullying and Harassment” training.   Back by popular demand two interactive skits presented by the Legal Department and Business Representatives on what Shop Stewards should and should not do.   Both Vancouver … Read More

General Membership Meetings

Vancouver  – 3rd Wednesday @ 7:00 pm every month at the Union Hall – 490 East Broadway, Vancouver All other area meetings TBA

2014 Teamsters Women’s Conference – Chicago, Illinois

The 2014 Teamsters Women’s Conference convened Thursday in Chicago, bringing together more than 1,000 Teamsters from throughout North America. The 14th annual gathering kicked off an exciting week of mobilization, solidarity and sisterhood. “Teamster women are on the move,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa to the audience of Teamsters from the United States, Canada … Read More

2014 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Winner

2014 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Winner It is with great pleasure we announce Owen Marshall, son of Wayne Marshall from Praxair, Kelowna, B.C. has won the $10,000 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship.  Owen will be attending the  University of Western Ontario to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Sciences on his journey to become … Read More

BC Labour Board Rules IKEA commits unfair labour practices

For Immediate Release:                                              July 25, 2014 British Columbia Labour Board rules IKEA commits unfair labour practices and orders damages to be paid The Labour Relations Board on July 24, 2014 ruled that IKEA is in breach of the BC Labour Relations Code. The LRB Decision found that IKEA has bargained in bad faith and committed … Read More

New investment confirms SunRype is staying put in Kelowna

KELOWNA — It’s been a cornerstone in the Okanagan for nearly seven decades and is currently one of Kelowna’s biggest employers with 300 workers. SunRype has made some big changes since opening its doors in 1946 and in the last few months alone unveiled a handful of new products and new packaging along with a … Read More

CLC Winter School Certificate Recipient

Pat Kennedy Shop Steward at Sun-Rype Products in Kelowna, BC was presented with a certificate in Critical Incident Stress (CIS) after attending Canadian Labour Congress Winter School in February.  The CIS course develops an understanding of critical incident stress and how it can affect people, the course helps unions develop a critical incident response system … Read More