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A Christmas Message from Local 464

At this time of year, it is always interesting to look back and reflect on the previous twelve months.

2018 was an extraordinarily busy year down at the Local. We have brought on two new groups into Local 464, with Ultima Foods (Olympic Dairy) and the Saputo Delta group. To those workers, welcome to the Teamster family!

We put three sets of bargaining to bed and started two more. These sessions can be very trying for the Members who participate on the Committees, that are such an important part of the process, but they have all done fantastic work on behalf of their co-workers. To your Committee Members, thank you for your time and service!

Your Shop Stewards continue to work tirelessly in support of their fellow workers, day in and day out. It takes a special kind of heart to put oneself in the firing line where, in most cases, you see no personal benefit from doing so. Please continue to support your Shop Stewards, they are a key part of the larger team and definitely help to make for a better functioning Union movement within your workplace. Thank you to all the Stewards for working with your Local Union Officers to advocate for a better, safer working environment and to help those in need!

Many times we have received messages and calls from out Teamster Brothers and Sisters, for no other reason than to just say "thank-you", from both active and retired Members. These calls make it all worthwhile!

However, this year, rather than only reminiscing on the past, we also have our eye on 2019. You see, Local 464 s the oldest Teamster Local in Canada and, on February 17, 2019, this little Teamster Local turns 100 years old. It is one heck of a milestone and we are very proud to be a part of it. We are also very proud to be part of the next 100 years!

So, whether you are a young, newer Member or an older, more senior Member, we are happy to be here for you as we celebrate the Holidays and, on behalf of all of us here at Local 464, I would like to wish you and your families the very best Christmas Holiday and truly hope that you have a safe, reflective, energizing celebration surrounded by loved ones and a prosperous New Year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Paul Barton


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"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

"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.

“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