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A Christmas Message from Local 464

As 2019 draws to its close, a quick couple of comments on the year that has just passed.

2019 was a year of celebration for Local 464, as we celebrated our milestone 100th year as a Teamster Local. Thank you to all who participated in some of the events of the 10 months!

Thank you to your Shop Stewards, many of whom put in so much extra time, out of their personal time, to assist their fellow Union Brethren through all kinds of travails. Please continue to show your support and kindness to your Stewards, as the job they perform for you is often thankless.

Thank you to our members, all rank and file, for your continued support and participation. We appreciate your willingness and openness when we need to reach out to discuss matters and concerns. You are all consummate professionals in your chosen professions. You make you look so good, it’s easy to be there for you!

And lastly, on a decidedly more sombre note, spare a thought to all of the members we lost over the past year. I have seen too many friends and colleagues fall in 2019, it is truly heartbreaking to have lost so many.

As you spend time with friends and loved ones over the coming weeks, and regardless of whether you celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, etc., please take the time to live in the moment, for these are the days we truly live for.

Work safe, play safe and get home to your loved ones at the end of the day.

On behalf of all of us at the 464 Office, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and much love and prosperity for you and your loved ones in 2020.

 

Fraternally,

Paul Barton

Secretary-Treasurer

News Archive

Testimonial

"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 was a Shop Steward and was also on the contract negotiation team. The Union took the time and trouble to learn all about our industry and what we do. This means they are better able to fight for us whether it is on the job or at the bargaining table. We have the best contract in our industry. Thanks guys!"

- Gerald Price - Agrifoods

"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