Montreal is Teamsters!

And we’re off! The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Women’s Conference began this morning in Montreal, the French-speaking capital of North America. On this morning’s agenda: workshops on bargaining, TITAN, interpreting and enforcing a work contract, and organizing.

Thank you letter from François Laporte

Sisters, Brothers, Our union’s international election has come to an end. I’d like to thank all the candidates for their hard work, and congratulate General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary Treasurer Ken Hall...

Lac-Mégantic, five years later

Readers will recall that the derailment of a train of 72 tanker cars full of crude oil caused explosions and fires that destroyed nearly 40 buildings in a two square kilometres area, leaving 47 dead and an entire community devastated.

Could the Gogama derailment have been prevented?

TCRC, which represents more than 12,000 railway workers, have continually stressed the need for more inspectors to be hired to see to the optimal operation of the equipment and the integrity of the tracks.

Saskatchewan’s future prosperity has not gone unnoticed…

CP Rail sues Sask. government over tax issue  Angela Hall Canwest News Service   Thursday, August 14, 2008 REGINA - The Canadian Pacific Railway company is using a 128-year-old contract as a basis for a lawsuit...

A Resolution on Mental Health

This week, we’re attending the 28th convention of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in Toronto. The CLC is an umbrella group for Canada’s unions, and their affiliates represent over 3.3 million workers. We’ll be putting...

Montreal West Island School Bus Workers on Strike

Barring a surprise agreement, workers at school bus company Autobus Lucien Bissonnette will go on strike at 6 a.m. this morning. Last-ditch bargaining sessions and management offers to the 50 employees at the company were not enough to break the deadlock at the negotiations table.

The strike at Manoir Sainte-Julie has ended

The strike is over at the Résidences Soleil Manoir Sainte-Julie retirement home. The roughly 70 workers from Teamsters Local Union 106 ratified a tentative agreement on August 30th with 67% voting in favour.

Teamsters: Stand Firm on Supply Management

The Canadian dairy industry must be protected.

Sister Mariam Abou-Dib Appointed Director of Government Affairs Effective Sept. 1

Sister Mariam Abou-Dib has been appointed Teamsters Canada director of government affairs effective September 1, 2020. She will be responsible for working with elected officials and public servants to advance the interests of Teamster members. Our current lobbyist, Brother Phil Benson, will be retiring after a distinguished 18-year career in service to our union.