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Accident on Highway 30: Knights of the Highway to the Rescue

It was a beautiful, remarkably mild night in April. Georges Miller, 39 was sitting behind the wheel of his semi. This Teamsters Local Union 1999 member works for Robert Transport, and, since he began...

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...

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...

SAAQ Consultation: Stop Squeezing Trucker Drivers Like Lemons

The Teamsters Union is demanding that we stop squeezing our truck drivers like lemons. This is the main conclusion of the brief they will be presenting this evening at the SAAQ consultation on road safety. Teamsters are inviting the government to focus its attention on all the issues undermining the industry, starting with the consequences of the deregulation implemented by the federal government in the 1980s...

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...

Successful Organizing Drive at Canada Cartage

Local Union 31 blazes an organizing trail through Yukon and British Columbia.   For over a year, Teamsters Local Union 31 has endeavoured to organize Canada Cartage System throughout British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Thanks...

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.

Laurentian Intercity Bus Drivers on Strike

Some 125 bus drivers employed by Transdev and who serve the Conseil intermunicipal de transport des Laurentides (CIT or Laurentian Intercity Transportation Council) will be on strike as of tomorrow at 4:15 am. The labour dispute, which involves members of Teamsters Local Union 106, stems from management’s unwillingness to offer...

Alberta Veterans Join Initiative to aid Trucking Industry

Alberta is following in the footsteps of other provinces to recognize the validity of military driver’s licences for heavy trucks.

Veterans Gain Access to Commercial Driver Opportunities

Veterans will be able to find well-paid jobs as truck drivers in the construction industry, and improve their life.