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Rank and File: The members of a union.

Ratification: Formal approval of a newly negotiated agreement by vote of the Union members affected.

Ratification Vote: A vote of bargaining unit members to accept or reject a proposed Collective Agreement (or other agreement). Every active member of Local 464 has a say in whether a contract is accepted or rejected. 

Recall: The process for bringing laid off workers back to work. 

Retroactive: A change comes into effect on a date that has passed. For example, if the Union negotiates a wage increase during bargaining, you may be owed that increase back to when the Collective Agreement starts.

Testimonial

“I look after a lot of members in a very big plant. For years I had to fight for them by myself with no help at all from any of the Union’s representatives or Officers. This changed completely once Bobby, Bob and Paul were in office. Now I have access to my reps 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  They’re always there to back me up.” 

- Darrell Lawres – Chief Shop Steward. Saputo, Sperling

“They have demonstrated the dedication and leadership that
our Local requires. They have always provided sound counsel, support, and frank
discussion on matters involving the members, contract negotiations and our
Local.“ 

- Bruce Tillapaugh –Shop Steward. Island Farms, Victoria

"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