Solidarity with Farmers in India

The Teamsters Local Union 213 stands strongly in solidarity with the farmers and the millions of activists across India who are and have been peacefully protesting against the extreme Legislation recently passed by yourself and the Indian Government, which aims to deregulate Indian agriculture and destroy families that have been farming for generations. SOLIDARITY WITH … Read More

Parental benefits for workers are possible

By Leslie Dyson Teamster member Ryan Verigan and his wife had their first child in February and he finished his work as a foreman at the John Hart Dam in March. He was happy to get some time off, and said he was looking forward to taking a couple of months off to enjoy his … Read More

Double- dipping ICBC penalties

  By Marco Procaccini “Double-dipping. That’s a way to describe it.” That’s Teamsters Local 213 business representative Barry Capozzi’s response to ICBC’s new regulations for at-fault accidents that penalize commercial drivers on their personal insurance, as well as where they work. On Sept. 1, 2019, ICBC released what it calls its “more driver-based insurance model.” … Read More

Electric trucks, the promise/the reality

By Marco Procaccini We often hear about industries switching to cleaner fuels to reduce their carbon footprint and address global warming and worsening air quality. The reality faced by transportation workers and commercial vehicle operators is that the options and prospects for moving to non-fossil fuels are still fairly slim. But change is on the … Read More

Teamster women are helping shape the future

By Anita Dawson, Business Representative This year’s Teamsters Women’s Conference was held in Montreal. It was only the second time this conference has been held north of the border. Local 213 was proudly represented by five delegates: Tracy Leo (CKF Inc.), Anna Rematore (IKEA), Michelle Ryborg (UAP Napa), Shawna Rydall (West K Concrete) and me. … Read More

Sun-Rype now part of Lassonde Industries

Lassonde Industries Inc. announced in October 2019 that two of its subsidiaries have entered into an agreement with subsidiaries of The Jim Pattison Group to acquire Sun-Rype Products Ltd. in Kelowna and its two U.S. affiliates located in Washington State for approximately $80 million. Sun-Rype generated sales of approximately $164 million and an adjusted EBITDA … Read More

Oct. 31 deadline Teamsters Canada scholarship

Four bursaries of $2,500 each will be awarded across the country to registered recipients who are starting or are undergoing training. See the brochure. Applicants must complete the application form and send it with an essay of about 250 words, answering the question: What are the benefits of being a Canadian Teamster member? Members must … Read More

Be More Than a Bystander

                By Megan Terepocki When Rob Duff, training coordinator for Teamsters Local 213, signed up for Be More Than a Bystander training, he hesitated. Would it be one of those fluffy courses that wasn’t worthwhile? It turned out the course was far from fluffy. “There wasn’t anyone it … Read More