Teamsters Support our Art Gallery Picket Lines

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters:
 
Teamsters have a strong tradition of honouring all picket lines. Teamsters do not cross picket lines.
 
Currently there is a labour dispute at the Vancouver Art Gallery between the Employer and CUPE Local 15 over wages and working conditions. CUPE Local 15 is on strike, without a contract since July 2017 and has legal picket lines at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
 
Please honour these picket lines and show your support. It is your right as an employee not to be forced to cross a picket line. Please see the language of our Master Agreement below.
 
Please note:


As per the BC Council of Film Unions Master Agreement Section 1.12:
“...It shall not be a violation of this Agreement and it shall not be cause for dismissal or disciplinary action in the event an Employee refuses to go through or work behind any picket line related to a labour dispute, including such a picket line at the Employer’s place of business....”


In Solidarity,
Lorrie Ward
Secretary-Treasurer
Teamsters Local Union No.155