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Shop Stewards

Shop Steward

 

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Teamsters Local 464 Shop Stewards are the eyes and ears on the plant floor ensuring the provisions of the contract are properly adhered to.

 

Our Stewards are educated, capable and have access to Union Representatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

The Shop Steward is the first person you go to when things go wrong. Shop Stewards [elected by their peers or appointed by the Principal Officer] commonly serve a two year term.

 

Teamsters Local 464 periodically holds two day education seminars for Stewards which are hosted by Brigitte Sottile ~ Director of Education for Teamsters Canada. This ensures our Stewards are kept up to date on what works and what has changed in work place relations.  

 

 

Today's Teamster Steward can be a:

 

  • communicator
  • problem solver
  • mediator
  • educator
  • leader
  • organizer
  • strike captain
  • mobilizer
  • strategist
  • team player
  • advisor
  • community leader
  • volunteer coordinator
  • member advocate

 


 

Testimonial

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


- Drew Speirs

"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