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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 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

“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 there when we brought the Union in. The first-time contract they won for us was unbelievable. It changed the quality of my life. I am now a Shop Steward and enjoy working with my Union and looking after my fellow workers. "

- Paul Landrecht - Shop Steward. Island Farms Dairy.