2018 was a great year. It was a year of many changes, both provincially and federally, a year of victories, a year of disappointments, and a year of community. It would take all day for us to document every single significant experience for Teamsters 987 this year, so we thought we’d go over some of our 2018 highlights.
We saw much needed labour law changes
Changes to Alberta’s labour laws were a long time coming, and while many of the changes were subtle, their impact will be significant for many workers.
We saw workers’ safety taken more seriously
The implementation of Bill 30 was a huge win for Albertan workers as it reinforced the right to refuse unsafe work, the right to know, and the right to participate.
We supported the Lethbridge Major Midget Hurricanes
The Lethbridge AAA Midget Hurricanes were the recipients of the 2018 Teamsters 987 Team Sport Sponsorship, and we proud to award these hard working youth $500.
We supported Hannah’s Hope
Teamsters 987 was honoured to sponsor the Hannah’s Hope Golf Tournament this year. We had an excellent time attending the event and were proud to be a part of such a worthy cause. All funds raised from the tournament went towards providing a camp for children diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome as well as further research for a cure.
We supported the Thumbs Up Foundation
Once again, we feel it’s a privilege to be able to join forces with such excellent organizations, and we were thrilled to be a sponsor at the annual Thumbs Up Foundation Golf Tournament. The tournament raised more than $40,000 for mental health support and awareness.
We educated ourselves at the Teamsters Women’s Conference
Some of our Local 987 members attended the 2018 Teamsters Women’s Conference for an opportunity to learn, network, and get inspired.
We bettered ourselves and our community
Our 2018 Shop Steward Seminar was a smashing success. It was a time of encouragement, inspiration, learning and community. We had 128 stewards attend and listen to an inspiring message from our guest speaker, Olympian Catriona Le May Doan, and our Local 987 Youth Committee worked together to host a fundraising event in order to support the Mustard Seed in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer.