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5 Steps to Starting a Union

How do you start a labour union at your workplace? It can be done with careful planning, lots of communication, and support from a strong labour organization! Teamsters 987 is here to help you understand the 5 key steps to organizing your co-workers. These activities should never be done or discussed during working hours or […]

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What Is the Process of Joining a Union?

Forming an Alberta labour union can seem a bit scary and takes a lot of hard work, but it’s easier than you think. The unionizing process takes patience, persistence, perseverance, and most importantly, the backing of a team and a family. If you’re thinking about organizing your workplace, this is what the process generally looks […]

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How Labour Unions Benefit Employers

Many employers are still rejecting the concept of unions. Fearful that unions will decrease the level of control they have over their workers, employers often claim that unions are far too costly and offer no benefit to their organization. Although many employers still believe this, this is an incredibly unsophisticated perception of unions as unions […]

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How to deal with ageism in the workplace

Whether you’re working in an industry that is drastically changing due to technology or you’re surrounded by young, eager millennials, being an older worker comes with its fair share of challenges. All too often, the ideas of older workers are pushed to the side and perceived as outdated, and in many cases, older workers aren’t […]

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Injured at work? These are your rights and responsibilities

Work-related injuries are far more common than we’d like them to be. The reality is, it happens, and when a worker is hurt on the job, someone has to pay for it; luckily, it doesn’t have to be the worker. As an employee in Alberta, you have rights if you are injured at work and […]

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How healthy is your workplace?

Each work environment is so different, so it’s difficult to establish one way to determine if an environment is healthy is not. There are, however, some key factors that contribute to the creation of a healthy or toxic environment. At Teamsters 987, we want to know that you are being treated fairly and with respect. […]

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