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Trudeau-Trump Summit: Protecting Workers Above All

Teamsters Canada is praising the Canadian Government on meeting with the Trump administration, and hopeful that both countries will continue working together to build on the current mutually beneficial trade relationship. “Millions of workers owe their jobs to the free flow of goods between Canada and the United States,” stated François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada...

Statement On The Shooting At The Québec City Islamic Cultural Centre

The recent shooting at the Québec City Islamic Cultural Centre has profoundly shaken us. The hatred behind this attack is plainly and clearly a hatred of the diversity that is the strength of our...

Donation to the Northern Lights Health Foundation

Working with other unions under the umbrella of the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada (GPMC/NMC), we're proud to report that we helped raised $300,000 for the Northern Lights Health Foundation. The Northern Lights Health Foundation serves to inspire philanthropy and secure funds to improve health and promote wellness in the Wood Buffalo region...

Teamsters Welcome New Labour Minister

The Teamsters Union, which represents over 115,000 workers across the country, is congratulating Patricia Hajdu on her appointment as minister of Labour. Ms. Hajdu is taking over from MaryAnn Mihychuk. “We’re hoping to meet with Ms. Hajdu as soon as possible in order to continue the constructive dialogue we established with the outgoing minister,” explained Francois Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada.
Francois Laporte President Teamsters Canada

2016 In Review: Present On All Fronts

Your union was present on all fronts this past year. Just as for the many collective agreements renewed, the bargaining at UPS mobilized local union stewards and representatives all across the country. Solid collective...

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...

Our Commitment to Veterans

Teamsters recognize the heroism and sacrifice of our veterans. That is why we are so proud to support them. Over the past two years, supporting veterans meant working on a campaign with Helmets to...

Harper’s union busting laws are one step closer to being repealed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

Hurricane Matthew: A Call to Action from François Laporte

To date, Hurricane Matthew has taken a major death toll in Haiti (the exact numbers were not known at the time this was written) and the situation looks dire for this island and many neighboring countries of the Greater Antilles. François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, is appealing to Canadians to come to the aid of the victims of this natural disaster by making donations to the Canadian Red Cross.

Running to make a difference

Stéphane Morin and Patrice St-Onge take part in the Montreal Marathon to help build solidarity across Canada. It was a crisp, sunny morning this past September 25. The mood was festive as thousands of...