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    Shayla Klein

    Scholarship Winner Series: Shayla Klein’s Story

    Through our Scholarship Winner Series, we learned about one of our winners, Shayla Klein, who talks about her story as the 2014 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund recipient for the Canadian region. Shayla tells us all about her involvement with Teamsters 987 Union, the application process, how she initially heard about the scholarship, and […]

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    The Benefits of Naps During the Day

    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 […]

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    7 Christmas Activities in Alberta

    7 Christmas Activities in Alberta: With the cold weather fast approaching it is a sign that the holiday season is coming as well. Get into the Christmas spirit with some local events happening in Edmonton and Calgary. Edmonton: Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree: Enjoy the amazing performance of the 50th and FINAL annual Edmonton Singing Christmas […]

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    Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day is marked on November 11th every year to recognize the end of the first world war. World War One ended on 11/11 at 11:00 a.m. in 1918. Every year on November 11 we pay our respects for those who fought and ultimately gave their lives and honour them with a moment of silence. […]

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    2018 in review - Teamsters 987

    2018 In Review

    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 […]

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    Canada’s Asbestos Ban Was a Long Time Coming

    As of December 30, the use of asbestos and products containing asbestos will officially be banned in Canada. What is asbestos Asbestos fibres are a soft substance that are resistant to heat, electricity and chemical corrosion. Asbestos is an extremely effective and economical insulator, and as a result was used for decades to build houses […]

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    Holiday shopping on a budget - Teamsters 987

    5 tips for holiday shopping on a budget

    The Christmas season is right around the corner, and while this should be a time of relaxation and recuperation, for most of us, it’s one of the most stressful times of the year. But this doesn’t have to be the case. With a little bit of planning, you can save money (and hopefully time) on […]

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