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The unionizing process

For those that are unfamiliar with the process, unionizing your workplace can seem like an extremely daunting task. Don’t get us wrong, it’s hard work and requires a lot of diligence, but it’s simpler than you may think. If you’re thinking about organizing your workplace, this is what the process looks like. Choose an advocate […]

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I’ve joined a union, now what?

Many people think that unions only have true value when you’re facing a workplace crisis, which may leave a lot of union members feeling as if they need to wait until something bad happens before they can engage with their union. This couldn’t be further from the truth. We don’t sit around and wait for […]

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When to join a union - Teamsters 987

When to Join a Union

Many people wait until they’re unhappy at work or until they lose their jobs before thinking about joining a union, but this shouldn’t be the case. You can be perfectly happy at your place of work but still be in a position where joining a union is necessary. Here are 5 indicators that it might […]

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Strength of the brotherhood - Teamsters 987 blog

The strength of the brotherhood

In case you didn’t already know, Teamsters 987 and Teamsters Canada are affiliated with the larger entity that is the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). Although ‘brotherhood’ is a somewhat dated term that unfortunately excludes women, its essence is for both our sisters and brothers. Brotherhood is a powerful idea that very much reflects our […]

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Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Albertan Workers

In 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was founded in order to improve working conditions for drivers and cargo handlers. In 114 years, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has grown into one of the most influential trade unions in all of North America, representing over 1.4 million members. 75 years ago, Teamster 987 was established […]

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Unions Benefits: Understanding The Benefits Of Your Union

With 5,000 members in Alberta and over 120,000 members nationwide, a large union such as Teamsters provides support and backing to all members: locally, nationally and across North America.  The members that Teamsters 987 represent include those from transportation, warehousing and manufactured goods, corporate administration and public service industries, among others. The benefits that the […]

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