Monday, April 4, 2011

American Cartage Lockout‏

American Cartage


The Union has been trying to bargain a new agreement with American Cartage since our contract expired last year on June 30, 2010.  The Company has not respected the current collective agreement and has now locked out its workers.  Many workers at American Cartage have given years of service and the Company has now decided to lock out its workers who are employees and owner-operators.

The Union has now settled a pattern collective agreement with several other container truck companies including; Prudential Transport, Forward Transport, Aheer Transport and AG Transport and we expect to settle more in the near future.

Why isn’t the pattern agreement good enough for American Cartage?

We need your support to respect our picket line and to refuse to do business with American Cartage or any person or business assisting American Cartage in locking out its workers.  We believe that the Company is engaging in straight-forward union-busting.

Please send a message to the Company President and tell her to get back to the table and sign a fair agreement with the workers at American Cartage.  Please write to:

Gloria Vander Schaaf, President            Phone:          (604) 614-2767
            American Cartage                                      Fax:                (604) 513-3677
            #101-9366 200A Street
Langley BC, V1M 4B3                               Email:  

Tell the Company that the deal on the table is a fair deal and it should be accepted by the Company.  Tell American Cartage and its allies that you support the workers.

We thank you for your ongoing support.


For further information, please contact:

Paul Uppal, VCTA-CAW Local 2006                  Gavin McGarrigle, National Representative
Phone: (604) 970-1005                                       Phone: (778) 668-6455
Email:                                  Email: