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 Bernie Haggraty had negotiations with Lafarge Pipe this week.
This weekend President Wayne Garner will be holding ratification vote for members at NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul Trans Tech Inc.
We had general membership meetings in Edmonton where we had a full house at the evening meeting that was attended by Alberta Minister of Labour Christina Gray.
President Wayne Garner was introduced by Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda in the Legislature. He also attended the Diversified Transportation membership meeting and our area membership meeting. Wayne was also at a grievance mediation with Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service on a Canadian Freightways file.
President Wayne Garner attended the Southern Alberta District Regimental Ball in Banff organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in support of victim services. He was invited by our Steward Pei and another Steward Sarah was there as well. Pei’s husband is a retired Mounty.
Vice-President Jordan Madarash visited our members at the Fort McMurray airport and had a oilsands bus meeting this week. A grievance meeting that Jordan and Business Agent Richard attended at the Edmonton International Airport for Garda pre-board screeners resulted in 12 grievances being settled and the company reducing one day suspensions to verbal warnings. Four grievances that were settled paid out roughly $2,600 due to seniority bypass.
Business Agent Shaun Quaghebeur had a meeting with Jack Cooper management and some members regarding a complaint that has been lodged this week. He also had a meeting with DTL Edmonton management and members about a complaint that has been lodged. Shaun also met with the Stewards of Canadian Freightways Edmonton.
Ricardo Miranda, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, will be attending our Local 362 General Membership Meeting on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. in Calgary.
Meet Our New Business Agent
We are excited to introduce Mike Dunphy, a new Business Agent who has joined the 362 team. He is assigned to the Movie Division, Armoured Car Division (Garda World & Brinks), Consolidated Fast Frate, MTE, Spectrum, The Salvation Army and National Diabetes Trust. He has been spending time with the other agents and getting up to speed on the issues at all the Barns this week with the Shop Stewards.