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Teamsters Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Address Labour, Trucking

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to the end of round three of NAFTA renegotiations in Ottawa.

Teamster Driver Dies in Fort McMurray Collision

A 56-year-old truck driver employed by Clean Harbors in the Fort McMurray area died on Thursday in a fatal collision on Highway 63 at the Albian Sands (CNRL) turn-off. The victim was a fly-in, fly-out worker who lived in Prince Edward Island. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and had been working at Clean Harbors for almost 10 years...

Teamsters Increase Strength on the Ports of Metro Vancouver

Teamsters Local Union 31 has organized Seaville Transport Logistics Ltd. workers.

Federal Safety Guidelines for Drivers

Transport Canada has published safety guidelines to protect drivers and limit the spread of COVID-19. These include making sure vehicle interiors are clean and hygienic and the availability of cleaning materials and hand sanitizer for drivers.

First Collective Agreement at Robert Transport – Exceldor Division

Workers at the Robert Transport warehouse, Exceldor division in Beloeil, ratified their first collective agreement yesterday. The contract was ratified by nearly 90% of the company's 30 or so employees.

FedEx Freight Drivers Join Teamsters

Teamsters Local Union 931 has filed a request for union certification on behalf of approximately 30 owner operators at FedEx Freight. The Montréal-based workers make deliveries and drive semi-trucks for a living.

Teamsters Satisfied with Measures Proposed by Minister Garneau

The Teamsters Union is satisfied with the measures proposed by Minister Marc Garneau, namely with respect to the environment and infrastructure. However, the Strategic Plan for the Future of Transportation in Canada does not directly meet the specific challenges facing rail transport workers and truckers, and the Teamsters will therefore be impatiently awaiting the detailed announcements in the coming months.

Teamsters Statement on Trudeau Budget

Teamsters Canada is satisfied with the Trudeau Government’s third budget. The union is pleased that the government is taking small steps toward creating a national pharmacare program. However, the government should increase infrastructure investments in coming budgets, and do more to help Canadians through the coming wave of automation and technological changes.

Feds and Provinces Must Implement Electronic Logging Devices in Trucking

Safety is at the heart of Teamsters' concerns. Quickly implementing electronic logging devices will prevent some trucking companies from breaking hours of service regulations and falsifying paper records. These electronic devices will improve the road safety record while ensuring that all truckers take the rest they are entitled to...

YRC Reimer Workers Join Local Union 879

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, a team of border ambassadors at YRC Reimer has successfully organized their workplace and joined Teamsters Local Union 879.