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Teamsters Canada Scholarship for Members

The Teamsters Canada Scholarship for Members deadline is October 31, 2018.  Click here for more information.

 

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

ISTS, the administering firm for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, has opened up the application system for the 2019 academic and vocational/training scholarships. The application system is completely on-line. Academic scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, will be awarded to high school seniors who are planning to attend a four-year college or university and who are sons, daughters or financial dependents of Teamster members. 

Applications are also being accepted for Training and Vocational Program scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000. These will be awarded to sons, daughters or financial dependent of Teamster members who plan to attend an accredited training or vocational non-baccalaureate program at a community college or other training institution.  Programs must be related to a Teamster represented industry, class or craft.  

The deadline for all applications is March 31, 2019. Click here for more information.

 

The International Teamster Women’s Caucus (ITWC) Awards-

Forward the application to the International Teamster Women’s Caucus by May 1st of your graduation year in order for it to be received by the necessary deadline.

Click here for more information


 For more information contact the Local Union office

Testimonial

For 35 years I have been a Teamster and a Dairyworker, I was a young kid needing a job in tough economic times. I found a place to work and make a living, I learned to work together with others having varying and different backgrounds than my own.

Much has changed for me personally and professionally, I got married to my beautiful wife of almost 25 years and we have raised two amazing children, both of whom are presently studying abroad. Both of my children were recipients of Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Funding.

So much of my success I can credit to having a well paying union job. The Teamsters have been a great union for me, negotiating strong collective agreements that held good wage and benefit packages as well as the cornerstone beliefs of seniority and workers’ rights. The Teamsters gave me a good wage and a voice.

I have always been an active Teamster, and now I sit on Local 464's Executive Board.

There can be a great degree of personal feelings when the word union is mentioned, but so often I look at professional associations and realize the name may be different, but the thought is the same...strength in numbers.

As I get toward the end of my career, I look forward to the thought of receiving the Teamsters Canada Pension Plan, and I am so grateful for the belief others had before me that Teamsters deserved a good and decent retirement...thank you.

Drew


- Drew Speirs

"I was a Shop Steward and was also on the contract negotiation team. The Union took the time and trouble to learn all about our industry and what we do. This means they are better able to fight for us whether it is on the job or at the bargaining table. We have the best contract in our industry. Thanks guys!"

- Gerald Price - Agrifoods

"I was employed for many years at a Teamster company that was shut down due to the economy. Because of my age, I was worried about starting over. Bobby, Bob and Paul not only negotiated a much better severance package than was in the contract, but they also went the extra mile and got me on at one of their other companies with an even better contract.They continued to help me even though it wasn't their job to."

- Armando Borean