Local Union News

Recent passing of Brothers Jeffrey “Jeff” Vest and Ken Griffiths It is with sadness that we announce the recent passing of two Vernon area members, Brother Jeff Vest and Brother Ken Griffiths. Jeff Vest joined the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in 1979 and worked his way to a career as a service technician. vernonmorningstar.com/obituaries/jeffrey-john-jeff-vest Ken Griffiths … Read More

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

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

CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Young Workers Program and the United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) are pleased to present the annual CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship. The CLC and the UWCC are long-time partners in taking action to create prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities, safer workplaces, and a fairer Canada for working people. Two years ago, … Read More

Teamster Women’s Conference

B.C. Teamster business agents and shop stewards from locals 31, 155, 213 and 464 attended the 2018 Teamsters Women’s Conference in September in Orlando, FL and just steps away from “the happiest place on earth,” Disney World. So this year’s theme, “Dream, Believe and Achieve,” seemed perfectly fitting for the more than 1,300 Teamster women … Read More

2018 shop steward seminars

Facilitators Kathy Peters, Susan Fisher and Louise Aubertin from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services challenged our shop stewards this year with an in-depth look at the grievance procedure. Using real arbitration case scenarios provided by Bryan Savage, director of Teamsters 213 Legal Department, attendees were asked to look at grievance administration, investigation and resolution as … Read More

Teamsters at Euroline Windows

Euroline Windows employs 60 members of Teamsters Local 213 including Sonia Nanda; Melchor Banac and Allan Borja; Kulwant Gill; shop steward Claude Gauteau; and Adam Karjala, Jaymond Tambam, and Welson Morte. See feature in Summer’18_TodaysTeamsters, beginning on Pg. 12

Teamsters at Canadian Linen

Canadian Linen trucks are among the most recognizable on our city streets. The 145 members of Local 213 work in the numerous jobs associated with the pick up and delivery, sorting, washing, drying, pressing, folding, hanging, mending, packaging, manufacturing, and storage of millions of items (napkins, towels, tablecloths, uniforms, bath robes, name tags, and floor mats). Napkins … Read More