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Mike Christensen

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Brother Mike has been a Teamster since 1996. Participating in the only strike in the Local’s history as an employee at The Original Cakerie, Mike has seen the positive effect of strong Teamsters leadership. In his 19 years as a Union activist Mike has held the role of Chief Shop Steward and workplace safety advocate as well as Trustee on the Local’s Executive Board. 

Mike serves as the sole labour representative on the Board of Directors for FIOSA-MIOSA, the leading occupational safety organization in all of British Columbia, if not the nation. With his passion for workplace safety and Union activism, Mike has focused on education with studies in the following areas:

Occupational Health and Safety level 1&2

Incident Investigation 

Occupational Hygiene

OHS Committee Effectiveness

Shop Stewarding level 1&2

Facing Management

Collective Bargaining level 1&2

Also, Mike has attended Labour Law Conferences, Teamsters Conference, and Teamsters Conventions, Dairy Conference and CLC Conferences. Additionally, Mike proudly volunteers as co-chair of the Teamsters Committee with Variety - The Children’s Charity. In his current role as Business Representative Mike brings the strength and leadership that our members expect from our local.   

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"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
- Dave S

“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