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Union in Alta. representing approximately 7,000 workers re-launches efforts to secure employee sign ups

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Teamsters members are actively running a campaign at the Nisku Amazon Fulfillment Centre to gain signed membership cards from Amazon workers to meet the 40 per cent threshold required to vote.

NISKU — Teamsters Local Union 362, which represents approximately 7,000 workers at 75 companies throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories, has re-launched its efforts to secure employee sign ups at the Amazon Fulfillment Centre in Nisku, Alberta.

Effective as of Apr. 5 Teamsters members are actively running a campaign at the Nisku site, as the union is seeking to gain signed membership cards from Amazon workers to meet the 40 per cent threshold required to vote.

Chance Hrycun, Vice-president and Business agent with Teamsters Local Union 362, says “We want Amazon workers to know that they are not alone, and through Teamsters, we can make a profound difference in their work environment, compensation, employment rights and safety.”

Should Teamsters reach the threshold, an application will be submitted, followed by a vote with the labour board. Says Hrycun, “The workers at Nisku are demanding change, not only for their workplace, but for the thousands of workers across North America who feel like they don’t have a voice. We stand with them in solidarity.”

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