Teamsters Local 213 Training Centre

Training Centre

The goal of creating a Teamsters Local 213 comprehensive training school is one big step closer to reality after the recent purchase of a three-acre lot and building in Chilliwack, jointly with the LiUNA Construction and Specialized Workers Local 1611. The 7,800 square-foot (724.6 meter squared) building itself is a former warehouse. The local plans … Read More

A race against time – Achieving a new Federal Anti-Scab Law

Legal Report

On November 9, 2023, fulfilling a commitment made to the New Democratic Party, the federal government introduced Bill C-58 into Parliament. The bill, if passed, would prohibit the use of replacement workers by an employer during a legal strike or lockout. The bill would prevent an employer from using the services of any of the … Read More

Peter Aussem Obituary and Celebration of Life

Peter Aussem

The family of Peter Aussem share the sad news of his passing on Saturday, December 30. Peter was born in 1935 in Johore Bahru, Malaya, and passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital after a determined fight with cancer. He was 88 years old. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Moira Aussem in 2002, … Read More

2023 Teamsters Women’s Conference


The 2023 Teamsters Women’s Conference “Sisters in Harmony” was held in Nashville Tennessee August 27-30. Local 213 sent 10 delegates for specialized training, sharing ideas and strategizing on leadership roles within the Union. The conference offered over 40 informative workshops, general sessions and a rally outside of Yellow Corp. headquarters to call for bankruptcy reform. … Read More

Teamsters Ratify Historic UPS Ccontract


Five-Year National Agreement Passes Overwhelmingly, One Supplement to Be Renegotiated. (WASHINGTON) – Today, Teamsters voted by an overwhelming 86.3 percent to ratify the most historic collective bargaining agreement in the history of UPS. The five-year contract protects and rewards more than 340,000 UPS Teamsters nationwide, raising wages for full- and part-time workers, creating more full-time … Read More

IKEA proposes major Richmond store expansion


IKEA is considering growing its retail operations in Metro Vancouver by significantly expanding its Richmond store. The Richmond location is unionized and has approximately 276 local 213 members. The company recently submitted a development permit application to the municipal government to seamless perform a major building expansion of the existing building at 3320 Jacombs Road. … Read More

Our brothers and sisters at Remple Bros. Concrete are on strike

On Strike

UPDATE – Sept. 1, 2022

Safety and freedom to choose overtime work were at the heart of the grueling strike by Teamsters Local 213 members at Rempel Bros. Concrete facilities across the Lower Mainland. But despite some concerns, the overall results are being celebrated as a victory…. Read More