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Raising the minimum wage can only be a good thing

May 1 is an important date for the labour movement. It is the day we celebrate International Workers’ Day. This year, the Teamsters Union is continuing, together with other unions, its crusade against social inequality by lobbying for a $15 minimum wage.

Accueil Bonneau and the People We Don’t Want to See

I was waiting for three Teamsters brothers on De La Commune Street in Old Montréal and watching the comings and goings around me: angry drivers stuck in a small traffic jam, w going about their day-to-day business, and a freight train chugging along slowly on the other side of the street, by the Old Port. The sky was grey and the clouds were low. Even though it was May, it felt more like fall...

Fall 2020 News Recap

Want to get caught up on some of the recent news out of our union? Watch our first-ever Fall 2020 news recap, a video newsletter featuring some of the major stories from the past few months...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Won’t Work Until the Cows Come Home

The Trans-Pacific Partnership may become an election issue and harm political parties that support it.

Teamsters Canada Finds Trudeau Budget Lacking

The compensation package for the dairy industry contains nothing for dairy workers at risk of losing their jobs. Moreover, the government is lacking ambition on issues like pharmacare and retraining...

Mandatory Episode 5: Suicide and Addiction

The ultimate cost of being unable to get help with a mental health issue is suicide – a preventable outcome that can be devastating to friends, family and an entire community. https://youtu.be/rvnQ9mogcEY Suicide is a serious...

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 Canada is Star Exhibitor at Quebec Immigration Fair

For the first time ever, Quebec’s Immigration Fair is playing host to the Teamsters Union.

A Helping Hand for the Evacuees of Northern Saskatchewan

A total of $4000 has been raised to help those in need. The province’s very own Local Union 395 raised $1000

Nominations

The Teamsters Canada Executive Committee ratified the recommendations of President François Laporte and proceeded to make the following nominations: Jason Sweet, Director of the Armoured Car Division Wayne Garner, Assistant Director of the Armoured Car Division Fernanda...