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In the early morning of October 12th 2016 Joshua Alexander, a fully licensed AZ truck driver working for Moe’s Transport out of Windsor Ontario, was driving his tractor trailer along Michigan’s Interstate 94 East, making his way back home to Canada after another run South of the border. Josh has done this run on a number of occasions without issue and as far as he knew this time was no different. Being a safe and conscientious  driver Josh pulled over and shut his rig down at mile marker 66 to get some rest prior to arriving at the border. After approximately 30 minutes Josh was awakened by the lights of a State Police car behind his truck and the officer at his side door. He was questioned about a fatal motorcycle accident that had taken place approximately 6 miles behind where he was asleep and then asked to follow the Sherriff to the nearest truck stop where he was questioned for many hours during which he had his vehicle inspected for signs of an accident. It was during this inspection that the police found what looked to be blood and scratches on the tractor, regardless the vehicle was not seized and Josh and his tractor and trailer where set free to return to Canada pending the outcome of the investigation, which later revealed that the blood was animal and not human and that the paint in the scratches did not match that of the paint at the accident scene...click here to find out more and how you can help Josh and his daughter.

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"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 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

For 35 years I have been a Teamster and a Dairyworker, I was a young kid needing a job in tough economic times. I found a place to work and make a living, I learned to work together with others having varying and different backgrounds than my own.

Much has changed for me personally and professionally, I got married to my beautiful wife of almost 25 years and we have raised two amazing children, both of whom are presently studying abroad. Both of my children were recipients of Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Funding.

So much of my success I can credit to having a well paying union job. The Teamsters have been a great union for me, negotiating strong collective agreements that held good wage and benefit packages as well as the cornerstone beliefs of seniority and workers’ rights. The Teamsters gave me a good wage and a voice.

I have always been an active Teamster, and now I sit on Local 464's Executive Board.

There can be a great degree of personal feelings when the word union is mentioned, but so often I look at professional associations and realize the name may be different, but the thought is the same...strength in numbers.

As I get toward the end of my career, I look forward to the thought of receiving the Teamsters Canada Pension Plan, and I am so grateful for the belief others had before me that Teamsters deserved a good and decent retirement...thank you.

Drew


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