C-40 – Protecting our Reserve Force

Labour Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn introduced Bill C-40 to provide an entitlement to a leave of absence from employment for members of the Reserve Force while serving our nation at home and abroad. Seniority...

Successful Organizing Drive at Canada Cartage

Local Union 31 blazes an organizing trail through Yukon and British Columbia.   For over a year, Teamsters Local Union 31 has endeavoured to organize Canada Cartage System throughout British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Thanks...

Expected Growth for Rail this year

Rail still has value: analyst12%Sector Growth Scott Deveau,  Financial Post  Published: Monday, January 19, 2009 There's little doubt that, given the current economic downturn, North America's top-tier railways will be announcing some troubling figures when they...

Teamsters oppose random testing in the trucking industry

Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio said he believes that truck drivers should be required to undergo random testing for cannabis. The Teamsters Union opposes this possible measure not only because it would violate workers’ right to privacy, but also, because a positive test result does not necessarily prove that the person is intoxicated.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #2

With pandemic restrictions on travel and gatherings being relaxed across the country, we are pleased to announce that negotiations with UPS Canada are set to begin.

Mario Ayala honoured by Héritage hispanique Québec

The organization Héritage hispanique Québec presented the Quebec Hispanic Pride Award to Brother Mario Ayala, union representative of Teamsters Local Union 106 and director of the Clothing Division at Peerless.

Two Hundred Workers at Ecco Heating Vote to Join Teamsters

Earlier this month, close to 200 workers in Calgary voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local Union 362. They are employed at Ecco Heating Products, which manufactures sheet metal for heating and HVAC systems. Welcome to the Teamster family!

Harper’s union busting laws are one step closer to being repealed

Parliament moved one step closer to formally repealing the previous government's union busting legislation. On Wednesday night, the House of Commons passed Bill C-4, which aims to repeal Bill C-377 and Bill C-525.

Statement on UPS Shooting in San Francisco

I was saddened to learn of yesterday’s workplace shooting at a UPS warehouse in San Francisco, which took the lives of three of our fellow Teamsters. Today, the thoughts and prayers of over 125,000 Canadian Teamster members are with the victims’ co-workers and loved ones...

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...