793 Operator – Fall 2021 Digital Edition

Welcome to the first digital edition of 793 Operator, the magazine. Digital magazines can be instantly accessed and read on tablets, smartphones, or other digital platforms anywhere and anytime. They enhance the user experience and offer links to important resources and information for quick access, as well as great video content! Utilizing current technology is […]

Welcome to the first digital edition of 793 Operator, the magazine.

Digital magazines can be instantly accessed and read on tablets, smartphones, or other digital platforms anywhere and anytime. They enhance the user experience and offer links to important resources and information for quick access, as well as great video content!

Utilizing current technology is a more-environmentally friendly and faster approach to publishing and keeping Local 793 members informed.

Enjoy the inaugural digital edition of 793 Operator!

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VIDEO UPDATE: Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher for September 9, 2021

Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers a video message on Thursday September 9, 2021.  In this video, Business Manager Gallagher delivers the following updates: [1:16] PENSION PLAN STANDS STRONG – Trustees report that pension plan topped out at $3.55 billion (August 31, 2021) [2:19] CONSIDERING A CHANGE TO THE INVESTMENT STRATEGY – Looking […]

Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers a video message on Thursday September 9, 2021.

In this video, Business Manager Gallagher delivers the following updates:

[1:16] PENSION PLAN STANDS STRONG – Trustees report that pension plan topped out at $3.55 billion (August 31, 2021)
[2:19] CONSIDERING A CHANGE TO THE INVESTMENT STRATEGY – Looking to increase investments in infrastructure across North America
[4:50] KEEPING STAFF AND STUDENTS SAFE – Successful implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination policy
[5:30] THANK YOU STAFF AND STUDENTS
[6:55] SUPPORTING ONTARIO’S VACCINE PASSPORT – Proof of full vaccination status required in certain indoor settings
[7:37] GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING POSTPONED – Considering dates in November 2021
[9:12] MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO GET VACCINATED – Protect yourself, your family, and your community
[10:33] STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE – Health and safety remain a priority for Local 793
[14:15] FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS – Doctors and scientists are clear on vaccine effectiveness
[17:01] LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING TO NORMAL
[18:48] STAY SAFE, STAY VIGILANT

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, dies at 72

American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) president Richard Trumka, leader of the largest federation of unions in the United States for more than a decade, died suddenly on Thursday. He was 72. Trumka had been president of the AFL-CIO, a group of more than 50 labour unions, including IUOE, representing 12.5 […]

American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) president Richard Trumka, leader of the largest federation of unions in the United States for more than a decade, died suddenly on Thursday. He was 72.

Trumka had been president of the AFL-CIO, a group of more than 50 labour unions, including IUOE, representing 12.5 million members across the United States, since 2009. In addition to organizing and representing workers, the AFL-CIO also assists in worker training and operates the largest training network outside the U.S. military.

Trumka was a key political ally to Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden and was leading an effort to institute landmark reforms to federal labour laws when he died. He had recently been championing the White House’s push to pass an infrastructure package, which he called the biggest infrastructure bill in history.

“He was a champion of the working people and a great speaker,” Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher said. “He faced down some anti-union Presidents and sought to expand the ‘tent of the unionized labour movement to include all workers regardless of gender, ethnicity or even citizenship’.”

During the pandemic, Trumka’s positions on complicated issues like workplace safety and vaccine mandates, which he expressed support for, helped set the tone for the rest of the United States.

“Brother Trumka was a dedicated labour leader,” IUOE General President James T. Callahan said. “His outspoken voice on behalf of all working men and women will be sorely missed.”

VIDEO UPDATE: Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher for August 1, 2021

Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers a video message on Sunday August 1, 2021.  In this video, Business Manager Gallagher delivers the following updates: [0:55] PENSION PLAN STANDS STRONG – Excellent returns of 6.7% to the end of June 2021 [1:29] $162.5 million surplus on a going concern basis to end on December […]

Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers a video message on Sunday August 1, 2021.

In this video, Business Manager Gallagher delivers the following updates:

[0:55] PENSION PLAN STANDS STRONG – Excellent returns of 6.7% to the end of June 2021
[1:29] $162.5 million surplus on a going concern basis to end on December 2020
[1:51] Trustees continue to manage pension defensively
[2:27] HEALTH & WELFARE PLAN IS DOING WELL – Committees continue to examine plan design including improvements
[2:53] COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE – Delta variant continues to spread, caution encouraged
[5:01] GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING UPDATE – Looking to safely hold meeting in late September or October if possible
[6:00] HEALTH AND SAFETY REMAINS A PRIORITY – Your Union continues to help ensure you are protected at work
[7:15] STRONGLY ENCOURAGE VACCINATION
[10:00] MANDATORY VACCINATION – Starting August 3rd all Local 793 staff subject to mandatory vaccination policy
[10:42] Starting next course intake, OETIO students and staff subject to mandatory vaccination policy
[12:20] PROTECTING STAFF AND MEMBERS AGAINST COVID-19 IS A TOP PRIORITY

VIDEO UPDATE: Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher for July 12, 2021

Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers a video message from head office in Oakville on Monday July 12, 2021.  In this video, Business Manager Gallagher delivers the following updates: [00:34] LEADING THE WAY – Local 793 continues role in keeping members and their families safe [00:58] PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT – Local 793 rolled […]

Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers a video message from head office in Oakville on Monday July 12, 2021.

In this video, Business Manager Gallagher delivers the following updates:

[00:34] LEADING THE WAY – Local 793 continues role in keeping members and their families safe
[00:58] PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT – Local 793 rolled out the Emergency Relief Grant and the SUB Plan in 2020
[2:09] LOCAL 793 STRONG – Operating Engineers remain busy during the pandemic
[3:19] PENSION PLAN STANDS STRONG – Continuing to take a defensive position with a 6.7% return YTD
[3:51] INVESTING IN SAFETY – No compromises taken when it comes to our members’ well-being
[4:35] MOURNING THE LOSS OF JAMES DI MARCO
[6:28] REMAIN VIGILANT – Remain cautious, wear masks – and get vaccinated
[7:52] GET PROPERLY INFORMED – Know the differences between the myths and facts of COVID-19 vaccination
[9:36] OETIO TRAINING – Government should fully support union training centres

HAPPY NUNAVUT DAY!   ᐅᓪᓗᖃᑦᑎᐊᕆᔅᓯ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓐᓂ!

Today, we commemorate the passing of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the Nunavut Act in 1993, which laid the groundwork for the territory’s eventual separation from the Northwest Territories in 1999. Nunavut Day is a day for Nunavummiut to take pride in the accomplishments of their territory. The day was established to celebrate the […]

Today, we commemorate the passing of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the Nunavut Act in 1993, which laid the groundwork for the territory’s eventual separation from the Northwest Territories in 1999.

Nunavut Day is a day for Nunavummiut to take pride in the accomplishments of their territory. The day was established to celebrate the unique culture that Nunavut brings to Canada and to recognize the importance of preserving that.

Local 793’s charter was expanded in 2014 by the General President of the IUOE to include Nunavut. Since then, Local 793 has continued to expand its presence in Nunavut where the local currently represents more than 900 members working at Baffinland Iron Ore Mines’ Mary River mine site in Baffin Island. Many of our members at the mine are Nunavummiut (those who inhabit or live in Nunavut).

Nunavut Day has particular significance to our Nunavummiut members and their families. Let us celebrate together by acknowledging the significant cultural, social and economic contributions of Nunavummiut to our country.

Making Tracks – Summer 2021 Digital Edition

Welcome to the digital edition of Making Tracks, the magazine. Digital magazines can be instantly accessed and read on tablets, smartphones, or other digital platforms anywhere and anytime. They enhance the user experience and offer links to important resources and information for quick access, as well as great video content! Utilizing current technology is a […]

Welcome to the digital edition of Making Tracks, the magazine.

Digital magazines can be instantly accessed and read on tablets, smartphones, or other digital platforms anywhere and anytime. They enhance the user experience and offer links to important resources and information for quick access, as well as great video content!

Utilizing current technology is a more-environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach to publishing and keeping Local 793 members informed.

Enjoy this digital edition of Making Tracks!

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Happy Father’s Day from Local 793

Father’s Day reminds us that our fathers have always taught us to never give up — keep moving ahead in life and achieving your goals. To our over 17,500 members, Local 793 extends warm greetings on Father’s Day. Have a wonderful day with your dad and kids.  

Father’s Day reminds us that our fathers have always taught us to never give up — keep moving ahead in life and achieving your goals. To our over 17,500 members, Local 793 extends warm greetings on Father’s Day. Have a wonderful day with your dad and kids.

 

Getting vaccinated can bring us all back together. Faster.

IUOE, Local 793 supports the “Faster, Together” campaign launched by the Canadian Labour Congress, Canada’s Building Trades Unions, and other labour organizations and businesses. Faster, Together is a voluntary effort of a wide variety of people working together to promote COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and help speed the recovery from this pandemic. The faster we all […]

IUOE, Local 793 supports the “Faster, Together” campaign launched by the Canadian Labour Congress, Canada’s Building Trades Unions, and other labour organizations and businesses.

Faster, Together is a voluntary effort of a wide variety of people working together to promote COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and help speed the recovery from this pandemic. The faster we all do our part and get vaccinated, the faster we can all get back together, and get our lives and businesses back to normal.

The Faster, Together campaign is all about how we continue to “STAY SAFE! & STAY VIGILANT!”

Visit fastertogether.ca for more information about this campaign.

HOW TO BOOK A COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENT?
Click the link below to find out when and where you can get your shot:

Ontario: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

All provinces or territories: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/vaccines/how-vaccinated.html#a1

Toronto Area Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic for Construction Workers Starting May 19th

TORONTO AREA POP–UP VACCINATION CLINIC FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS STARTING MAY 19th All construction workers and their spouses and family members aged 16 and up residing in the same household can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment starting May 19th.  This pop-up vaccination clinic will offer appointments on a first-come, first-served basis.  The quantity of vaccinations available […]

TORONTO AREA POP–UP VACCINATION CLINIC FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS STARTING MAY 19th

All construction workers and their spouses and family members aged 16 and up residing in the same household can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment starting May 19th.  This pop-up vaccination clinic will offer appointments on a first-come, first-served basis.  The quantity of vaccinations available is limited, so please book your appointment as soon as possible. You will need a company verification code in order to book your appointment (see code below).

This pop-up vaccination clinic is the result of the partnership efforts of EllisDon, Modern Niagara, Flynn Group of Companies and the Central Ontario Building Trades.

TO BOOK YOUR VACCINATION APPOINTMENT NOW, CLICK HERE: https://ellisdon.simplybook.plus/v2/#

IMPORTANT: USE COMPANY VERIFICATION CODE: EDST

  • LOCATION: The clinic will operate at EllisDon’s Mississauga headquarters located at 1004 Middlegate Rd., #1000, Mississauga, ON, on the main floor galleria of the office.
  • TIME: The clinic will run from 10 am – 8 pm on weekdays and from 9 am – 5 pm on weekends and holidays.

SIGN UP FOR THE WILL CALL LIST:

If you are unable to schedule a vaccination appointment, there is a Will Call List for unused vaccines or appointment cancellations. To qualify, you must be able to get to the EllisDon office in 30 minutes when notified.

TO SIGN UP FOR THE WILL CALL LIST, CLICK HERE:  https://forms.gle/YAKhuya7R5Bqkiac8

QUESTIONS?

Please use the EllisDon e-mail helpdesk: edvaccineclinic@ellisdon.com

To view the pop-up vaccination clinic poster, click here