May 1: Celebrating front line workers amid COVID-19

More than ever, the contribution of workers to the economy and our well-being must be highlighted in the context of the pandemic that we have been experiencing for seven weeks now.

Teamsters Canada Dedicates New National Office in Laval, Qc

Teamsters have a new home in Canada! Earlier this month, the new Teamsters Canada National Office was dedicated in Laval, Québec. From left to right: Ken Hall, François...

Happy National Trucking Week!

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the contribution of truck drivers to the well-being of all Canadians has been, more than ever, invaluable. Without them, the economy would have almost completely ceased to function and chaos would have quickly taken hold in our cities and countryside.

Labour Day Message from François Laporte

Today, we come together to celebrate and honour the victories that workers and their unions have made and continue to make.

Urgent need to protect transportation workers from COVID-19

Transportation workers are the backbone of our economy and are essential to delivering food and medical supplies across the country. It’s a job made even more crucial by the current crisis; you went as far as to thank “delivery folks, […] truck drivers, train conductors and so many others” during your press conference on Sunday.

Because every life is important

Today is the 18th World Suicide Prevention Day. It is another opportunity to remember how important every life is.
Lionel Dorais, right, at the Teamsters Canada Convention in the '90s.

Passing of Lionel Dorais

I was saddened to learn today that Brother Lionel Dorais, President of Local Union 1999 from 2000 to 2004, has passed away. He was 81 years old.

Canada Day

This year’s Canada Day celebrations will take a particular turn given the pandemic. We are not yet out of the woods. While provinces are reopening, we must all avoid large gatherings and continue to be vigilant.

Ottawa Should Limit US Dairy Market Access in Response to Trump Aluminum Tariff: Teamsters...

Teamsters Canada President François Laporte has released a statement calling out United States President Donald Trump for imposing a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminium and urging Ottawa to respond even more forcefully...

Teamsters Women’s Conference Kicks Off in Montreal

The 2019 Teamsters Women’s Conference kicked off today in Montreal. Over 1,200 Teamsters from across North America are in town for the three-day annual event, which provides the opportunity for empowerment and education for women in our union.