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Why We’re Speaking Out Against the TPP

Yesterday we were in Ottawa to speak out against the secretive and deeply flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Canadians elected the current government on their promise to grow a stronger middle class, and that...

Teamsters Want Tripartite Trade Agreement

The following is a statement from Teamsters Canada President François Laporte on the bilateral agreement-in-principle between the United States and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Saputo Shuts Down Ottawa Dairy Plant, Forcing Families Into Tough Times

"At the moment, all options are on the table. We already scheduled a meeting with the company to address our members’ concerns and hopefully work something out."

NAFTA Consensus Needed on Labour, Dairy, Dispute Settlement Issues

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to outstanding issues that U.S. and Canadian trade representatives must hash out to ensure that a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a deal that works for workers.

New NAFTA Offers Little Reason to Celebrate: Teamsters Canada

Today’s signing of the new NAFTA offers Teamsters little reason to celebrate. American tariffs on steel and aluminum continue to actively harm hundreds of the union’s members. Dairy workers also remain under a cloud of uncertainty; their compensation package is being negotiated in secret between the federal government and big business.

Teamsters Want Dairy Workers Compensated in Upcoming Federal Budget

Teamsters are calling for dairy workers to be compensated in the upcoming federal budget for losses from recent trade agreements. The union represents 5,000 dairy workers in Canada in the dairy processing sector and in bulk milk and dairy product transportation.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Conservative Hot Potato

Teamsters are against the current version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which threatens tens of thousands of high paying jobs in Canada.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Taxpayers Will Once Again Bear the Cost

The key question is now to determine if and how the TPP will benefit Canadians.

Teamsters, Labour Allies Propose a Pro-worker Path Forward for NAFTA

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte, speaking at a North American labour summit sponsored by the AFL-CIO, agreed that workers’ rights must be front-and-center in the minds of those participating in the fourth round of renegotiations of NAFTA.

Teamster Leaders in U.S., Canada Laud Their Respective NAFTA Negotiators

General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte applaud the decision by the U.S. Trade Representative to fix the NAFTA cross-border trucking provision.