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

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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

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

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

Teamsters – Thanks for all professional drivers for your hard work

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Thanks for all professional drivers for your hard work. A number of Canadian truckers have planned a massive convoy with hopes of ending a mandatory vaccine mandate that was put into place across the country recently. As of Saturday, Canadian truckers must be fully vaccinated if they want to avoid quarantine and pre−arrival molecular tests … Read More

The Teamsters support Bill C-3


The Teamsters Union supports the Trudeau government’s plan to offer 10 days of paid sick leave to all workers in federally regulated sectors. By amending the Labour Code, Bill C-3 would extend paid sick leave to workers from both the public and private sectors. Teamsters Canada and its local unions represent tens of thousands of … Read More

Recent passing of Brothers Jeffrey “Jeff” Vest and Ken Griffiths

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