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 alone number up to 150,000 per week.
While a few items are sold outright, the vast majority of goods are rented to retailers, restaurants, automotive and construction industries, food processors and manufacturers, and health care providers.
The sales and service centre in Kamloops employs 13 members. A Victoria branch provides work for 15 Teamsters.
Read the full story in the June 2015 edition of Today’s Teamsters.