AMAZON NEEDS

A UNION!

Workers at Amazon in Alberta have taken the first step toward joining a union. Work at Amazon? Contact a Teamster organizer

Amazon will not change
without a union.

Teamsters Local Union 362 Files for Union Vote at Amazon Facility in Nisku, AB

Teamsters Local Union 362 filed for a vote on union representation at the Amazon YEG 1 Fulfillment Centre in Nisku, AB, late yesterday afternoon. This represents the first step in the Teamsters Canada union organizing campaign to bring Amazon to the bargaining table.

Teamsters Canada is a labour union – an organized group of workers united to make decision about our workplaces.

By joining the Teamsters, you can make your workplace safer gain job security and improve your wages.

You have a LEGAL RIGHT to join a union and engage in union activities.

In 2020, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon,
made US$75 BILLION

HOW MUCH DID YOU MAKE?

It would take weeks – if not months –
for most Amazon workers to earn
what Jeff Bezos makes in a second.

DOES THIS SEEM FAIR?

Your work day shouldn’t feel like an intense
9-HOUR WORKOUT! YOU HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO JOIN A UNION.

    News

    CURRENT HOURLY WAGES FOR
    TEAMSTER MEMBERS IN COMPARABLE
    WAREHOUSES PROGRESS UP TO
    BETWEEN $24.50 AND $31.93.

    About Teamsters Canada

    Teamsters Canada is a labour union –
    an organized group of workers united to make decisions about our workplaces.

    • We represent 125,000 workers across Canada, including close to 30,000 workers in warehousing and package delivery.
    • The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which we are affiliated, represents 1.4 million workers in North America.

    Union advantage

    Teamsters Canada offers workers support, job security, respect and
    dignity in the workplace.

    By joining the Teamsters, you can:

    • Make the workplace safer
    • Gain access to union representation, labour lawyers, health and safety reps and more
    • Have a stronger voice in the workplace
    • Protect yourself from random or arbitrary decisions by Amazon
    • Improve your wages and working conditions over time, through collective bargaining

    Job security

    Once unionized, the company will no longer be able to fire workers without just cause. Amazon would need proof of very serious misconduct, like theft or insubordination.

    Amazon should not be allowed to get rid of honest, hardworking employees who get injured or can’t keep up with unreasonable demands.

    By the numbers

    In your industry

    Current hourly wages for Teamster members in comparable warehouses
    progress up to between $24.50 and $31.93.

    All Teamster members in warehousing enjoy job security, safer working
    conditions, and competitive benefits.

    Your legal rights

    You have a legal right to join a union and to engage in union activities.

    Your decision to sign a union membership card is strictly confidential and protected by law.

    You have a LEGAL RIGHT to join a union and engage in union activities.

    Organizing campaign

    Teamster members met with Amazon workers across the country on July 7th 2021 to discuss working conditions and union organizing. Thank you to all the Amazon workers who stopped and chatted with us!

    The pictures below come to us from Local Union 987 and Local Union 362, both located in Alberta. 

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    Get in touch safely and confidentially with an organizer

    Alberta

    Teamsters Local Union 362

    Stacy Tulp

    Tel: 403 815-1766
    Email: stulp@gtl362.ca

    Teamsters Local Union 987

    Preston Quintin

    Tel: 403 252-7843

    British Colombia

    Teamsters Local Union 31 (Yukon)

    Ben Hennessy, Director of Union Organizing

    Tel: 604 527-2722
    Email: bhennessy@teamsters31.ca

    Teamsters Local Union 213

    Marcel Dionne

    Tel: 604 202-5593
    Email: marcel@teamsters213.org

    Manitoba

    Teamsters Local Union 927

    Tel: 902 445-5301

    Nova Scotia

    Teamsters Local Union 979

    Paul Frias

    Tel: 204 801-1800

    Ontario

    Teamsters Local Union 419

    Tel: 877-255-5501
    Email: info@teamsters419.ca

    Teamsters Local Union 938

    Mike Cooper

    Tel: 1 800 263-9938
    Email: mcoooper@teamsters938.org

    Teamsters Local Union 879

    Jim Killey, Membership Development Coordinator

    Tel: 289 260-1613
    Email: jkilley@teamsters879.ca
    Website: www.teamsters879.ca

    Québec

    Section locale 931 des Teamsters

    Alain Coursol

    Tel: 514 966-8009
    Email: acoursol@teamsters931.org

    Section locale 106 des Teamsters

    Claude Chagnon, agent de recrutement

    Tel: 514 773-3600
    Email: organisation@teamsters106.org

    Teamsters Québec local 1999

    Stéphane Murray

    Tel: 579 594-1999
    Email: smurray@teamsters1999.com