Each week Teamsters Local 362 will update our members on what is happening within the local and what our business agents are doing outside of their daily responsibilities. Make sure you check in to see what is happening in the union.
Business Agent Shaun Quaghebeur is working on MacCosham City P&D Memorandum of Agreement with voting that happened on Friday. He is also working on bargaining docs for Progressive Waste, which will resume bargaining next week.
Shaun is also attending a resolution conference scheduled for Lafarge Edmonton and us.
Business agents Jordan Madarash and Mary Snyder, and Vice-President Wayne Garner were in Toronto for the Canadian Labour Congress Convention in support of President Hassan Yussef. Mary spoke to the convention about the issues of mental health and our initiatives about the topic and also the fires that devastated Fort McMurray. One major point she spoke about is the large number of people from Fort McMurray who have suffered or will suffer from PTSD because of the fires.
Vice-President Wayne Garner attended the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Unity Conference this week. He said it was a privilege to be in attendance to watch the newly elected General Executive Board being sworn in. Outside of the this years swearing in ceremony the Unity Conference is a key yearly event of great importance as the leadership of the Local Unions attend to discuss relevant issues in the multitude of industries in which our 1.2 million members in Canada, USA and Puerto Rico are employed. President of Teamsters Canada François Laporte addressed the attendees with some information on the economic impact of NAFTA as it relates to both Canada and the USA, as well as updated the leadership on the latest success stories the Teamsters have experienced in Canada.
The 12 Stop Ride For Recovery has announced a date for its ninth year, and Teamsters 362 is proud to take part in it. The fundraiser is a ‘scavenger hunt style’ motorcycle ride to increase awareness of addiction helps us raise funds for the Fresh Start Recovery Centre. This year it will take place on Aug. 26. Come and meet some of the staff and executive from Teamsters 362 who will be taking part in the ride.