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Teamsters Welcome Rules Mandating Electronic Logs for Truck Drivers

Laval, QC, June 13, 2019 – Teamsters Canada is welcoming today’s announcement from Transport Canada mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by federally regulated trucking and bussing companies. The new...

Drivers, Detailers at Robert Q Airbus Join Teamsters

Earlier this week, close to 75 workers at Robert Q Airbus in London, ON voted to join Teamsters Local Union 879. The new members include drivers who shuttle travellers to the Detroit and Toronto Airports, and...

Historic labour contract at Midland Transport Inc.

Montreal, July 5, 2019 — Once again, the Teamsters have shown leadership benefitting men and women workers in the transportation industry. The Union has successfully concluded bargaining for an enhanced collective agreement...

Carlos Leitao Announces Useless Measure in Attempt to Help Trucking Industry

Québec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao’s latest provincial budget is raising concerns among members of the Teamsters Union, particularly with regard to a measure to curb the labour shortage in the trucking industry.

Teamsters Demand the Resignation of Laurent Lessard

In the course of the interviews given by Quebec’s Transportation Minister, Laurent Lessard, a number of questions were left unanswered, feeding the popular perception that the politician is not in control of his department. The Teamsters Union is therefore asking Premier Couillard to remove Laurent Lessard from his position and to turn over Transport Quebec to someone who can handle the department...

Teamsters Canada steps up to help food bank… again

Remember the 35 tons of food delivered to a food bank in Wood Buffalo, which was flooded in April? Well, the Local Union 362 truck that made this essential delivery was stolen about 10 days ago! The only thing the thieves left behind was the trailer!

Safety of Road Users Dominates Discussions at CCMTA

The annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) came to a close last Wednesday. The CCMTA is responsible for the coordination, administration, regulation and control of road transportation and road safety across the country.

Teamsters oppose random testing in the trucking industry

Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio said he believes that truck drivers should be required to undergo random testing for cannabis. The Teamsters Union opposes this possible measure not only because it would violate workers’ right to privacy, but also, because a positive test result does not necessarily prove that the person is intoxicated.

Teamsters, Labour Allies Propose a Pro-worker Path Forward for NAFTA

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte, speaking at a North American labour summit sponsored by the AFL-CIO, agreed that workers’ rights must be front-and-center in the minds of those participating in the fourth round of renegotiations of NAFTA.

The A13 Traffic Jam and the QPP’s Serious Allegations

The provincial government and the Québec Provincial Police (QPP) are looking for scapegoats. It appears that they’re accusing two truckers, who were stuck in snow and allegedly refusing to move, of causing the traffic jam that trapped 300 drivers on the A13 during a blizzard...