IN YOUR WORKPLACE there is a support team who guides and supports you and your co-workers. This team includes Shop Stewards and Local Union 855 Representatives. Together they promote fairness in the workplace and empower you to stand up for your rights and benefits.
Your Shop Steward
Shop Stewards are passionate unionized workers, dedicated to counsel and help their co-workers. Their roles involve:
Your Union Representative
Teamsters Union Local 855 Reps are also part of your support team. They support the Shop Stewards and provide other services to you and your co-workers. The responsibilities of your Union Reps include:
You are part of a multi-cultural, multi-industry union with a vast collective knowledge and expertise. As a member of Local 855 you support equality among members. That includes efforts to close the gender gap and support employment equity for women, for indigenous workers, for youth, for the disabled, and for immigrants.
Your Teamsters Union Local 855 is recognized across the province for our commitment to the rights of our members and for fighting hard until the employer signs a Collective Agreement that you believe is fair.
We understand the importance of protecting your job so that you can plan for the future and provide for your loved ones. Having a strong union like Teamsters Union Local 855 behind you means that you can demand fairness in the workplace and still feel secure.
On average, a full-time union worker in Newfoundland and Labrador earns 22% more in hourly earnings than a non-union worker. As a member of Teamsters Union Local 855 you will earn higher wages and bargain for regular pay through your Collective Bargaining Agreement.
A portion of the union dues you pay every month are invested, when necessary, in making sure you are represented by an expert legal team! If a legal battles with your employer arises, your lawyer fees are covered — Teamsters Union Local 855 will take you through it.
As part of Teamsters Union Local 855, your shifts, overtime, vacation and sick leave are negotiated, voted on, and guaranteed in your Collective Bargaining Agreement.
You have a right to fair treatment on the job. As a member, if you feel you or a co-worker has been treated unfairly on the job you should contact your Shop Steward or Business Agent for support and if necessary help in filing a complaint or grievance.
When Teamsters Union Local 855 negotiates for you with your employer, you can trust that they will bring you the kind of deal you want. Our Business Agents are skilled at negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements with employers that you can be confident will include fair wages and benefits that you deserve.
70 Mews Place
St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, A1B 4M3
Teamsters Union Local 855 represents a diverse workforce across Newfoundland and Labrador. We believe in equality, fair wages, and job satisfaction. These can only be achieved through unity, respectful dialogue and open negotiations. We are active on the front line of labour rights at the local, regional, national, and international levels, pushing for better laws and policies to protect and promote the rights of workers.