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.
Francois Laporte President Teamsters Canada

A Letter From François Laporte

A year ago, I had the honour of being elected President of Teamsters Canada. I know that you work hard for a living, and that you deserve a union that works just as hard for you. That's why I’d like to update you on some of the recent progress we've made.

Teamsters Raise Over $1 Million in 2018 in Support of United Way Community Work

Being a Teamster is about more than negotiating collective agreements and taking care of grievances. It’s also about building up our communities and lending a hand to those in need. That’s why...

We Will Never Forget

Eight years ago today, tragedy struck our sisters and brothers at G4S. While performing a routine cash service at the University of Alberta’s HUB Mall, Travis Baumgartner fatally shot three of his coworkers, Eddie Rejano, Brian Ilesic and Michelle Shegelski. A fourth, Matthew Schuman, was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds to the head.

Day of Mourning Message from President François Laporte

Every day we get up and expect to go to work and come home to our families and loved ones. Indeed, coming home safe and sound is both a routine and a right that all workers have. Sadly, we know that things aren’t always so simple.

Passing of Aline Lachapelle, a Pioneer of our Union

I was saddened to learn this week that Sister Aline Lachapelle, former president of Teamsters Local Union 1998, passed away. She was the first woman to become president of a Teamster local union in Canada.

Statement from the President of Teamsters Canada on Unifor’s Disaffiliation from the CLC

Teamsters Canada was deeply disappointed to learn that Unifor is leaving the CLC. The CLC is still the house of labour, representing 3 million working men and women in Canada. The labour movement is stronger any single one of its affiliates.

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.

Unions in Times of Uncertainty

In his Labour Day message, Teamsters Canada President Francois Laporte reflects on the importance of unions in times of uncertainty.

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...