Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please contact us directly and we’ll do our best to answer any inquiry that you may have. 

How much are union dues?

Union dues are calculated by multiplying your hourly rate of pay by 3% + $4.

For example: $20 x 3 = $60 + $4 = $64/month for dues.

What can the Teamsters Union do for me?

Unions protect your rights  and working conditions.

They allow you to have a more secure job and a comfortable lifestyle. A union allows all workers to have a voice in the workplace. A membership ensures a fair and safe working environment.

Why do I pay dues?

Teamsters is a non-profit organization. Membership dues allow Teamsters Local 927 to support and defend our over 1900 members.

What if we can’t get all coworkers to sign a petition to join because some are worried the company will find out?

All coworkers don’t need to sign the petition in order for the Labour Board to order a confidential vote. The employer is not contacted before the vote takes place.

Why should I become a Teamster?

By becoming a Teamster member you have the backing of one of the largest and most powerful labour unions in the world. Our members enjoy competitive wages, health benefits, welfare benefits, pension benefits and reliable representation.

Unions make a difference both at work and the quality of life you earn. We call that difference the Union Advantage.  

How do I become a Teamster?

Teamsters Local 927 represent several industries. Depending on where you live, there is likely a union close that can help you.

Please contact us if you would like to inquire more about joining.

Where do I get a copy of my T4’s or receipts for union dues?

Contact Teamsters Local 927 here or stop by Suite 105 – 900 Windmill Road, Dartmouth, NS.

What is a Shop Steward?

The Steward is the go-to union representative on the job site. The Steward has a number of responsibilities that they are responsible for such as onsite contract enforcement, assessing grievance procedures, keeping members informed, and educating about the union.

Many Locals hold Steward training sessions to help you grow into your new role. Contact your Local or review its bylaws for more information.

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