Local Union 31 Welcomes New Coast 2000 Prince Rupert Workers into Teamsters Union

Fresh on the heels of opening a new office in Prince Rupert last December, Teamsters Local Union 31 is pleased to welcome twenty-six new brothers and sisters employed at the Coast 2000 Prince Rupert and Ridley Island Terminals.

Teamster Leaders Laud Lifting of U.S. National Security Tariffs

Jim Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, made the following statements today on the lifting of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs...

Statement on Today’s Speech from the Throne

François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada, made the following statement on today's Speech from the Throne.

Teamsters Canada Not Ready to Support or Oppose New NAFTA Replacement

Teamsters Canada will be studying the final agreement and its implementing legislation before deciding to support or stand against the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Canadians Choose Change

As always, Teamsters Canada will continue to look after the best interests of its members and all Canadians.

Solutions to problems in CHSLDs and private retirement homes

A provincial decree to impose common working conditions in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private retirement homes has become inescapable. That is the conclusion reached by the Teamsters Union, which has the support of Québec solidaire and Parti québécois opposition critics Catherine Dorion and Harold Lebel.

Teamsters Support the Development and Use of Local Oil and Gas

François Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada, spoke at the Quebec Energy Association’s convention which ended today. He pledged the union’s support for energy projects that create good jobs.

Teamsters Make Historic Breakthrough at Dicom

Teamsters have made a historic breakthrough by organizing drivers at the parcel delivery company Dicom in Drummondville. The application for union certification was submitted on October 31, 2018, by Teamsters Local Union 931.

We Will Never Forget

Six 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.

Teamster Heroes

Our story takes place on a rainy December night in Vancouver. Eli El-Skaf, a member of Teamsters Local Union 155, was driving his shuttle bus on the Burrard St Bridge. He had just come...