Interested in forming a food processing workers union?
Teamsters 987 represents more than 5,000 dairy union employees nationwide. Teamsters workers are from all corners of the food processing industry, from mechanics and forklift drivers to machine operators and production line workers. These employees can also be pasteurizers, cheese cooks, gallon filler operators, yogurt processors, and more. They help to make and move just about every kind of food you will find at the grocery store.
What Can a Dairy Workers Union Do for You?
Dairy workers face long hours, physically demanding labour, and other difficult daily employment requirements. Teamsters 987 wants to fight for your access to the rights enjoyed by other workers across the country, like flexible hours and equitable pay, sick days and personal days, health-related issues, fair scheduling, and more. The dairy industry is supply chain-managed and subject to trade agreement negotiations. A dairy workers union would advocate to protect jobs and take action to create stability and accountability wherever necessary.
Need Information on Forming a Dairy Workers Union in Alberta?
TLU 987 has been creating fair workplaces for workers since 1942 with 100% confidentiality. To learn more, click here.
I became a unionized employee in April 2014, and this is the first union job I’ve ever held. Previous to my employment, I used to think unions were an unnecessary relic of the past, but boy was I wrong! Teamsters 987 is at your side whenever you need them to be if a supervisor or the company violates our bargaining agreement, or abuses their authority. I became a shop steward in 2018 to help Teamsters 987 protect our members in our workplace, and give back in kind as our union has stepped up for me.
RYAN, FOOD PROCESSING, BAKERY AND DAIRY UNION MEMBER