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 was at UPS Edmonton South for focus meetings where the Stewards, Management and Union get together to discuss ongoing issues, in hopes to solve them prior to becoming grievances or safety concerns.
Quaghebeur will also be visiting Zenith to get signatures on the new CBA, so that we can have booklets printed up.
On Friday VIce-President Wayne Garner spent the day with the organizing department at Local 117 in Seattle Washington. The purpose of the trip was to learn from them as they are considered by many to be the strongest organizing Local in the Teamsters.
Quaghebeur is continuing on the bargaining document for Progressive Waste with bargaining happening through the week.
This week Business Agent Jordan Madarash and Vice-President Wayne Garner attended the Victims of Homicide Conference – Touched by Murder Moving Forward – Building Hope. A special thank you to Dianne and Mike Ilesic for the invitation to attend as it truly is an honour to be amongst so many resilient people from every walk of life moving forward after suffering a loss that we truly can’t comprehend.
Vice-President Wayne Garner met with Garda CIT in Calgary to address some outstanding grievances.
Business Agent Ryan Adams has announced that Triple Random has ratified their agreement by 100 per cent.
President Al Porter and Wayne Garner continued to work on the final proof reading of the Alberta Master Agreement with the CMPA.
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.