Tracee Bouvier and Elenitsa Bucknell, recently became Teamsters members when they ratified their collective agreement in February 2021. We sat down with them to understand what it’s like being a Teamsters 987 member. What does a day in your role look like? Tracee: A day in this role is to travel to a client’s home […]
Did you know that in Canada, mental illnesses account for about one third of all disability claims in the workplace? While there are many ways we can all try to manage our emotions and mental health, but for many reasons, it’s not always possible to do this on our own. Thankfully, as a member of […]
Feeling stressed or anxious? Your mental health matters! Did you know that medical research has shown that as much as 90 percent of all illnesses and diseases are related to stress? Feeling frustrated or anxious at work is common, but if left unchecked, it can have negative impacts on your health and other areas of […]
A Business Agent is a representative of a local union, and their job responsibilities include many roles such as negotiator, grievance handler, organizer, and trainer. They know the ins and outs of both the union and the workplace industries, allowing them to advocate on members’ behalf to elicit real change. Business Agents also support members […]
Workplace safety is no longer limited to hard hats and steel-toed boots. It extends beyond just keeping your physical body safe from physical injury and harm. While ‘workplace wellness’ is not a new term, it is still an elusive goal for many employers and employees alike. The theory around this kind of wholistic approach encompasses […]
A withdrawal card is issued to a member who is leaving their job for a period of one (1) calendar month or more for a leave of absence, medical reasons, maternity/parental leave or because of a resignation or termination. When you are going to be off work, you are entitled to a withdrawal card provided […]
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THE BENEFITS OF NAPS DURING THE DAY Are you feeling sluggish as your afternoon approaches? New studies support the theory that napping can increase productivity in the workplace. If you can’t take a nap, taking a walk outside may refresh yourself. Taking a five to ten-minute break and stepping away from the project you are […]