Notice

A nomination meeting was held on January 20, 2021 to nominate candidates for Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the 30th International Convention of the IBT to be held in Las Vegas, NV. IBT Delegates Election Results Posting Jan. 20, 2021

Announcement

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Nomination Meeting Results International Brotherhood of Teamsters Nomination Meeting results for the Teamsters Convention to be held in Las Vegas Nevada, June 28 to July 2, 2021. Delegates selected are: Walter Canta, Ray Zigmont, Tony Santavenere, Anita Dawson, Rob Moody ,Amneet Sekhon, Anthony Krieger, Kimm Davis, Jason Conway, Jim Loyst, Paul … 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

Road conditions a threat to Teamster drivers

By Marco Procaccini Everyone knows that Teamsters working on the road experience all the issues faced by other working-class people: the high cost of living, difficult working conditions, not enough attention to health and safety, retirement concerns, personal debt, and on and on. But one that doesn’t always come to mind is lousy drivers – … Read More