Jerry Ewasiuk

Jerry first got involved with the Teamsters Union when he started working with Canadian Freightways back in 1974, where he was a Dock Man and Fork Lift Operator. At first, working on the freight lines, he was making 3.25 an hour. Then he found a union job where he made 8.25 an hour. Regarding the raise in pay, Jerry states – “When I got that first paycheck from my Union job I felt like I had won the lotto!”

For 20 years he worked the afternoon shift, loading outbound trailers going to Vancouver and Kamloops, then he went to the morning shift and stripped the inbound trailers coming from St. John, Grand Prairie and Vancouver. “We used to have about 400 carts on the dock. It was a lot of hard work.” Claims Jerry. Today 90% of the palettes are shrink wrapped and ready to go. In Jerry’s words, “You try to explain what it used to be like to these new fellows over a coffee break and they just look at you like ‘what are you talking about?’… they can’t really visualize it.”

When Jerry was on the executive board, he got to attend the Teamster Convention in Philadelphia in 1996. “That was awesome!” he recalls, “It was a big turning point for the Union. That’s when Jimmy Hoffa Jr. was running for the first time against Ron Carey.” For those that don’t know, Jimmy Hoffa Jr. won that election and successfully turned international around, rescuing the union from an incompetent Carey administration that almost destroyed it. “Jimmy Hoffa Jr. must be on his third term as General President” say’s Jerry with a sense of pride.

And then there was the UPS strike [in 1997]. The Canadian’s pitched in a lot to help out the American brothers and sisters. Jerry says he felt a very strong bond with the Teamster’s Union during that experience.

“I retired just before Good Friday this year, after 40 years of service. I have a gold Teamster’s ring that’s on order and a silver watch from Canadian Freightways with 10 diamonds in it. Now, I’m redoing my yard, golfing a bit and just enjoying my time.” And so you should Jerry. You’ve earned it.


GOLDEN – Commemorating 25+ years

Allied systems
Lawrence Bacque – 39 (2013)
Garth Wallace – 30 (2009)
Dave White – 27 (2009)
Wm DeBoer – 26 (2007)
Gus Ratz – 26 (2007)
Brian Weder – 26 (2007)
Yvan Chotard – 25 (2006)
Ray Titley – 25 (2008)
Brinks
Jim Miller – 32 (2013)
Al Van Ooyen – 31 (2019)
P1020630
Al Jeffrey – 26 (2011)
BFI
Dennis Calahoo – 35 (2009)
Jim Bell – 40 (2017)
P1020630
Clarke Transport
Dave McCollum – 31 (2011)
Roy Thomas – 29 (2017)
P1020630
Robert Griffith – 28 (2013)
David Bilyk – 27 (2013)
CFL/Byers
Herb Dieckmann – 45 (2009)
Bill Haines – 45 (2009)
Wayne Dunphy – 41 (2009)
Duane Bahan – 37 (2015)
P1020630

Doug Gieg – 37 (2008)
Werner Heimer – 37 (2009)
George Findlay – 37 (2010)
Stan Kapki – 37 (2006)
Doug Davie – 36 (2011)
Delmar Epp – 36 (2005)
Mike Gordon – 36 (2005)
Bart Lohouse – 36 (2006)
Michael Younger – 35 (2015)
P1020633

Klaus Rehberger – 35 (2015)
P1020633

Richard Harasinski – 35 (2006)
Grant McDonald – 34 (2011)
William Nielsen – 34 (2012)
Romero Pianalto – 34 (2011)
Gerald Anderson – 33 (2005)
Robert Gilliesbie – 33
William Gualt – 33 (2008)
Ray Laurin – 33 (2012)
Andre Lefebvre – 33 (2006)
Herbert Mortimer – 33 (2009)
Lorne Smith – 33 (2011)
Mark Steil – 33 (2010)
Bill Grier – 32 (2012)
Phillipe Lemoine – 32 (2005)
Robert Shumaker – 32 (2009)
Barry Taylor – 31 (2008)
Jim Barret – 30 (2004)
H. Eeftens – 30 (2006)
Charles Gilbert – 30 (2014)
Wayne Morgan – 29 (2011)
Berry Remanda – 29 (2013)
Jerry Schellenberger – 29 (2012)
Alain Plamondon – 28 (2010)
Dave Reimer – 28 (2007)
Glen Forsen – 27 (2008)
Dieter Rink – 27 (2005)
Ken Howard – 26 (2017)
P1020630
Diversified Transport
Carol Whelen – 33 (2013)
Dwight Younker – 31 (2009)
Grimshaw Trucking
Jim Hryniuk – 37 (2011)
John Lerman – 37 (2010)
Conrad Huculak – 35 (2017)
P1020633
Albert Fast – 33 (2012)
Larry Mandeville – 33 (2005)
Larry Miller – 33
Dale Haydon – 32 (2008)
Ho Ming Wong – 32 (2008)
Edward Nelson – 31 (2010)
Robert MacKeage – 30 (2018)
P1020633
Cecil Allen – 30 (2013)
Richard Limoges – 27 (2007)
John Manning – 27 (2007)
Inland Pipe & Concrete
Lloyd Jensen – 43 (2011)
Paul Schipfel – 43 (2013)
Leonard Rebarge – 39 (2012)
James Schwindt – 37 (2005)
Lloyd Masse – 32 (2005)
Murray Alde – 31 (2009)
John Fattiecher – 31
Local Union 362 & Pr. Team

Dave Kemp – 50 (2016)
P1020633

Charles Porter – 31 (2019)
P1020633
Keith Norris – 28 (2011)
Jean Adrian – 27 (2008)
Lynne Ingram – 26 (2007)
Lafarge Construction Materials
Chuck Piggott – 40 (2010)
Robert Sinner – 38 (2013)
Angelo Di-Grappa – 33 (2011)
Tony Dowling – 26 (2011)
Rafik Nasr – 25 (2010)
MacCosham
James Stewart – 37 (2005)
Jerry Sowa – 32 (2005)
Joe Vukovic – 30 (2006)
Wayne Murphy – 26 (2006)
McMillan Transport
Art Murray – 35 (2012)
D. Rieger – 35 years (2006)
Stephen Monk – 25 (2006)
MTE Logistix
William Bamford – 35 (2014)
Dave Dyler – 31 (2009)
Pipeline/Construction/Dumptruck
Ivan Berryman – 46 (2011)
Bob MacQueen – 44 (2019)

Hank Lopushinsky – 44 (2014)
Phil Dunning – 44 (2015)
Phil Dunning 44 yrs Construction2 copy
Brian Hunt – 44 (2012)
Art Cunningham – 44 (2017)

Bob Cargill – 43 (2010)
Norm Hillman – 43 (2009)
Dmytro Muzyka – 43 (2013)
Richard Tomashavsky – 43 (2011)
Garth Ellefson – 42 (2017)

Nick Horboway – 42 (2011)
Wayne Summers – 42 (2012)
John Todorow – 42 (2011)
Wally Musiowsky – 41 (2008)
Bill Roberts – 41 (2007)
Lance Thompson – 40 (2016)
Syl Dodnaruk – 40 (2005)
Paul Henderson – 40 (2012)
Russ Olynyk – 40 (2009)
Van Johnson – 39 (2013)
Wally Murphy – 39 (2005)
Albert Brochu – 38 (2013)
Rae Watson – 38 (2013)
Doug Biggar – 37 92012)
James Engman – 37 (2013)
Phillip Yap – 37 (2012)
Harry Reid – 36 (2018)

Walter Musiowsky – 35 (2007)
Mel Reimond – 35 (2003)
Stan Psyzk – 34 (2009)
Bill Rolph – 34 (2015)
Phil Dunning 44 yrs Construction2 copy
Cec Somerset – 34 (2010)
Jim Berglund – 33 (2006)
Robert Cook – 33 (2010)
Dennis Kenny – 33 (2007)
Walter Wylie – 32 (2015)
Walter Wylie 32 yr Construction 1 copy
Lee Garvie – 32 (2007)
Herb Meabry – 32 (2005)
Frank Naegele – 32 (2006)
Bob Walker – 32 (2012)
Sonja Berg – 31 (2006)
Rick Butler – 31 (2005)
Al Carfantan – 31 (2005)
Wayne Hartley – 31 (2007)
Ray Hauk – 31 (2008)
Norm MacFarlene – 31 (2006)
Diane Naegele – 31 (2013)
Carl Pelletier – 31 (2009)
Keith Gillies – 30 (2005)
Bob Kragnes – 30 (2005)
Ralph Pippy – 30 (2006)
John Reddekopp – 28 (2008)
Floyd Boman – 27 (2008)
Henry Boyko – 27 (2017)
P1020633
Terry Orser – 25 (2015)
P1020633

Premay Equipment
Gordon Hopgood – 37 (2006)
PLH

Keith Gummer – 36 (2016)
P1020630
Gerry Hynman – 29 (2013)
Spectrum Supply
Harry Hall – 32 (2013)
Gary Cook – 29 (2007)
Glen Downey – 25 (2010)
UPS

Mike Maley – 27 (2019)
P1020630

SILVER – Commemorating 15+ years

Allied Systems
David Matchett – 19 (2005)
Clarke Transport
Mike Ingr – 18 (2013)
CFL/Byers
Robert Stewart – 23 (2007)
Eddie Berehulke – 22 (2005)
George Cairns – 20 (2008)
Roland Dufton – 20 (2007)
Lawrence Abraham – 19 (2006)
James Gair – 19 (2003)
Roy Moser – 19 (2007)
Barry Rungeling – 19 (2008)
Kurt Schwaiger – 18 (2007)
Gerry Huisman – 17 (2015)
P1020630
Leroy Steele – 17 (2003)
Consolidated Fastfrate
Rick Bressmer – 19 (2007)
Diversified Transport
Darryl Peakes – 21
Diversey
Don Williamson – 19 (2012)
Garda
James Singhan – 18 (2012)
Grimshaw Trucking
Gord Rubin – 22 (2008)
Wayne Baldwin – 19 (2009)
Robert Farnham – 17 (2005)
Dan Macrae – 16 (2005)
Russ Phillips – 16 (2014)
G4S
Paul Barrie – 17 (2014)
John Tickle – 17 (2014)
Lafarge Construction Materials
Dmetro Kostidk – 18 (2005)
Marvin Cripps – 18 (2005)
MacCosham
Gilbert Hachey – 17 (2013)
Martin Brower
Bill Robinson – 15 (2010)
Pipeline/Construction/Dumptruck
Claude St. Pierre – 23 (2015)
P1020635

Stan Cake – 22 (2013)
Robert Johnston – 19 (2010)
Blake Schindel – 19 (2013)
Nick Bandura – 18 (2008)
Ben Murdock – 18 (1998)
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Clay Watson – 17 (2018)

Mark Jeynes – 17 (2018)
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Gordon Hill – 17 (2016)
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Bryan Barrett – 17 (2016)
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Norm Reed – 16 (2016)
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Marvin Babcock – 16 (2006)
Richard Bennett – 16 (2011)
Gary Randal – 15
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Premay Equipment
Marvin Enders – 16 (2011)
UPS
Ralph Matthews – 24 (2012)

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