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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 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 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

"I have been a member of Teamsters Local 464 for 23 years and have seen many of the executives come and go. Some of the previous executives nearly ran the Local into bankruptcy including losing our pension.  Bobby Kornhass, Bob Ryder and Paul Barton brought us back from the brink. Since they took over in 2000, we at Dairyland (Saputo) have had the best contracts I have seen since I have been there."

- Randy Onyschak