Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Woo-hoo! Another Teamster organizing victory in Canada!

Let's give a big welcome to our 54 new brothers and sisters who became members of Teamsters Local 879 in Hamilton, Ontario. They work at Halton Recycling Burlington, also known as Emterra.

Teamsters Canada tells us a vote was held on Aug. 20 by the Ontario Labour Board. The votes were counted that afternoon, and a whopping 80 percent of the workers voted for the Teamsters.

John McCann, president of Local 879, offered praise, pride and a promise to negotiate a good contract.
Danny Mitchell, our business agent, and Jim Killey, who took care of the organizing, did an incredible job. We are very proud to welcome these new members and we are looking forward to negotiate a good contract that will reflect their dedication and hard work.
Teamsters Canada (in case you didn't know) represents 125,000 members in all trades.