COVID-19 and school bussing: governments need to pay drivers

Laval, QC, March 20, 2020 — Governments must act quickly to ensure that school bus drivers continue to be paid despite school shutdowns.   At the moment, the situation is...

Urgent need to protect transportation workers from COVID-19

Transportation workers are the backbone of our economy and are essential to delivering food and medical supplies across the country. It’s a job made even more crucial by the current crisis; you went as far as to thank “delivery folks, […] truck drivers, train conductors and so many others” during your press conference on Sunday.

To my Teamster Sisters in Canada

We are experiencing an unprecedented global health threat that is affecting our economies, our social lives and our physical well being. As Teamster women, you are the ones on the front lines working to ensure that others are taken care of both in the workplace and at home. I want you to know that I stand with you, as do all your Teamster sisters in the U.S.

A Message to Warehouse Workers

People are talking a lot about all the work being done to keep our country running and well-stocked, but there are still so many unsung heroes. So we wanted to take an opportunity to specifically thank warehouse workers for everything they have been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The New Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The Canadian government will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months.

Teamsters Set Up Bathroom Facilities at Vancouver Ports

Teamsters Local Unions 31 and 155 have secured safe and clean washroom facilities for members and non-members alike at the ports within the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

COVID-19 and Your Employment Rights

Important information about #COVID19 and your employment rights. Read carefully and share this information from the federal government…

CN Not Doing Enough to Mitigate COVID-19 Risks for Workers

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is taking issue with CN’s seeming lack of concern for its transportation workers.

Coming out victorious

The COVID-19 pandemic is global. We are facing one of our greatest challenges, but it’s not the first time that collectively and individually, we are faced with adversity. I notice, with satisfaction, that we are already showing solidarity and compassion for one another.

Teamsters Demand Truck Stops, Gas Stations Re-Open Bathrooms and Other Critical Services

Teamsters Canada is demanding that gas stations and highway rest areas fully re-open to transportation workers and asking federal and provincial governments to pressure them into doing so if necessary.