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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.