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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.   

Contact Mike team464admin@telus.net

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 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