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GENERAL TEAMSTERS, LOCAL UNION NO. 362
affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Teamsters Edmonton office is the hiring hall for Industrial Construction and Pipeline Construction sites in Alberta. 

CONSTRUCTION

In Construction members are sent to jobsites like Syncrude, Suncor, Scotford, Albiansands, and CNRL.  We are proud to be able to supply the best trained, professional drivers and warehousemen found anywhere.  Teamsters’ jurisdiction on Industrial sites is  hauling men and/or materials and warehousing.  Drivers could be sent to drive a pick-up  for Fluor Constructors or a 60-ton rock truck to Voice.  Most job requests received for Construction are for utility drivers.   A utility driver is a  Class 1 driver, with a dangerous goods certificate, who can be asked to drive anything.  Companies pay the highest rate for a utility driver, so they get the most versatility from him with the top driver’s  license.

Teamsters run the Industrial warehouses, on the jobsites.  We send four levels of warehousemen, from the Warehouse Helper up to the Warehouse Foreman.  Our industrial warehousemen are highly respected throughout the industry.

We have approximately  300 drivers and warehousemen working on Industrial projects today.  

The new Industrial Construction rates are listed in the tables below, for Classifications please refer to the Industrial Construction Agreement:

GENERAL TEAMSTERS, LOCAL UNION NO. 362
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION Wage Table for May 4, 2014

CLASSIFICATION
DATE
BASE
HOLIDAY & VACATION
HEALTH & WELFARE
PENSION
TRAINING
ADVANCEMENT FUND
GROSS
1
05.04.14
40.21
4.02
2.60
6.75
0.40
0.05
54.03
2
05.04.14
40.39
4.04
2.60
6.75
0.40
0.05
54.23
3
05.04.14
40.11
4.01
2.60
6.75
0.40
0.05
53.92
4
05.04.14
39.89
3.99
2.60
6.75
0.40
0.05
53.68
5
05.04.14
39.41
3.94
2.60
6.75
0.40
0.05
53.15
6
See Appendix A for Class 1 Warehouse
7
05.04.14
40.89
4.09
2.60
6.75
0.40
0.05
54.78
8
05.04.14
39.81
3.98
2.60
6.75
0.40
0.05
53.59
9
05.04.14
34.81
3.48
2.60
6.75
0.40
0.05
48.09

 

If there is a shortage of qualified Union members to send on jobs additional workers can be permitted on a per job basis.  Permits are entitled to all of the same rights and privileges (including Health and Welfare and Pension benefits) as Members,  but permits are subject to be laid off first.

 PIPELINE

While Construction jobs are within the confines of the Industrial site fences, Pipeline Construction usually happens in the wide open spaces.  The Pipeline contractors often need to build a road just to be able to start the job.  Pipeline, in Alberta, can also be affected by the weather.  If pipe is to be laid in swampy areas frost is necessary just to be able to get around.

Alberta Pipeline Teamsters are without a doubt some of the very best in all of Canada.  Our Members are often called to assist on pipelines in other provinces because their experience is top-notch.  As with Construction – Pipeline for Teamsters involves hauling men and/or materials and warehousing.

The wage rates for Pipeline are currently $35.94 and $42.70, depending on the job description. 

PIPELINE & CONSTRUCTION

Teamsters have accepted the establishment of minimal training in Driver and Transportation issues as a means to increase subject knowledge and create a currency and consistency to the knowledge of our craft. The following courses are mandatory for dispatch for Pipeline Members and Construction Members:

Cargo Securement
Commercial Driver Vehicle Inspection
Log Book
Professional Driver Improvement

TRAINING

The Members passed a motion which will fine (or charge) a person for the cost of missed training sessions.  It has been a long standing problem of people booking sessions and not showing up.  This problem is expensive because the Training Trust Fund must still pay for the empty seat. It also prohibits other Members, who actually would have shown up, from attending.

RSAP

The Members agreed to support RSAP (Rapid Site Access Program).  RSAP is an agreement amongst unions, employers and site owners that facilitates expedited dispatch to participating sites for workers signed on to the program.  Members who join RSAP will be able to go to work quicker as pre-access drug and alcohol testing would be waived for Members in the program.  Members signing on with RSAP will, however, be agreeing to random testing, which would be done on Company time, and therefore paid time for the Member.  RSAP also uses a mouth swab for drug testing.  The swab tests for usage within 12-20 hours of usage, as opposed to the current urine testing which can provide positive test results from usage as far back as 6 weeks.  RSAP is voluntary to join, and voluntary to opt out. 

CODE OF CONDUCT

The members recognized the need, and voted to approve a Code of Conduct, which is an instrument which guarantees a high standard of work ethic and morals from the Construction and Pipeline membership. 

Code of Conduct

As a Union hiring hall we are proud of the excellent caliber of workers we send out to work in Alberta.

Safety Recognition—KBR SRC Teamsters

The KBR SRC Teamsters have shown an outstanding commitment.

to achieving Target Zero since the on-set of the
SUEx1 Project. Since forming the ‘team’ in the SRC they
have had zero First Aids, Zero Recordable, and Zero Lost
Time Incidents. Our hats go off to these folks and well deserved congratulations to each and every one of them.

Pictured—Far Back: Terry Orser. Left to Right: Vic
Robinson, Wayne Love, Alex Santeau, Kathryn Parsons,
Scott Brown, Vic Opper, Sup’t Barry McFeeters.