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Paul Barton

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Brother Barton has been a Teamster since 1991. Having been employed in both the dairy and bakery industries serve 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 workplace 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 currently holds his Foundations of Trust Management Standards (FTMS), Advanced Trust Management Standards (ATMS) and is working on his Master of Trust Management Standards (MTMS).

He also acts as Teamsters Canada's 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 (now known as Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC (MSABC)) 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 was 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. 


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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

“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

- Bruce Tillapaugh –Shop Steward. Island Farms, Victoria