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

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