Lionel Dorais, right, at the Teamsters Canada Convention in the '90s.

Passing of Lionel Dorais

I was saddened to learn today that Brother Lionel Dorais, President of Local Union 1999 from 2000 to 2004, has passed away. He was 81 years old.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #5

Your negotiating committee met August 10 through August 14 in Ottawa. We were assisted by a mediator appointed by the federal government as referenced in our last update.

Ottawa Should Limit US Dairy Market Access in Response to Trump Aluminum Tariff: Teamsters...

Teamsters Canada President François Laporte has released a statement calling out United States President Donald Trump for imposing a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminium and urging Ottawa to respond even more forcefully...
From left to right: Richard Eichel, director of the Teamsters Canada Parcel Division, and François Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada, during UPS negotiations in Quebec City.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #4

The negotiating committee met July 13 though July 17 in Quebec City. We broke into subcommittees; one group to deal with proposals related to hours of work and another to deal with proposals related to feeder drivers, mechanics, subcontracting and Appendix B. This was done to speed up the process, better define the issues at hand and explain ourselves more clearly.

ELD Mandate Set in Stone: Minister Garneau, Teamsters Canada and Canadian Trucking Alliance

With less than a year to go for the implementation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau is once again displaying leadership on road safety by reminding the trucking industry and the Canadian public that the much needed regulation is well on its way to being delivered.
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $10,000 to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Each year, the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital provides hospital care, outpatient clinics, an integrated kindergarten school program, assistive technology services, and outreach activities to about 7,000 children and teens with disabilities and to their families...

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.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #3

The negotiating committee met June 22 through June 25 in Vancouver. We were able to get through all proposals with supporting arguments and settled some minor issues.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #2

With pandemic restrictions on travel and gatherings being relaxed across the country, we are pleased to announce that negotiations with UPS Canada are set to begin.

The Teamsters Welcome the Federal Government’s $4 Billion Bonus

Low-income workers considered essential in the fight against COVID-19 will see their wages increased as a result of a $4 billion federal-provincial agreement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed today.