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Paul Barton

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Brother Paul has been a Teamster since 1991. Having been employed in both the dairy and bakery industries serves him well in his role as Secretary-Treasurer with Local 464.  

Paul has worked as a truck driver, production worker, machine operator, warehouseman, checker/loader, automated warehouse operator, etc. In the work place he has acted as a Shop Steward, an advocate for his fellow workers and a Union activist. He first became a Business-Representative in 2002, President in 2014, and Secretary-Treasurer in April of 2015.

Paul currently sits as a Trustee with the Teamsters Canada Pension Plan and Chair's the Dairy Division Retirement Committee.

He also acts as Teamsters Canada's Assistant Dairy Director in support of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Dairy Conference. 

With a great interest in workplace safety, Paul served as the sole labour representative on the Board of Directors through the formative years of a provincial safety board: the Food Industry Occupational Safety Association (FIOSA). FIOSA has gone on to become the preeminent occupational safety organization in all of British Columbia, if not the nation. The work the Association does impacts not only our Local but all workers in British Columbia. 

In addition to his time with FIOSA, Paul has volunteered in many other areas: he is a long-serving volunteer and co-chair of the Teamsters Committee with Variety - the Children’s Charity; spent numerous years as a youth soccer coach and served on the Club’s Executive; served as a community volunteer with several organizations and events. 

Contact Paul team464admin@telus.net

Testimonial

“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 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

"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