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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...

The Passing of Brother Charlie Thibault, Teamster Powerhouse

Sadly, we regret to inform you of the passing of a Teamster powerhouse, Brother Charlie Thibault. He died on Monday, April 8 at 88 years old after experiencing a stroke. Brother Thibault was known for his dedication to Teamster members and to workers across Ontario...

Teamsters Canada Finds Trudeau Budget Lacking

The compensation package for the dairy industry contains nothing for dairy workers at risk of losing their jobs. Moreover, the government is lacking ambition on issues like pharmacare and retraining...

Teamsters, Victims’ Families Welcome Call for Inquiry into Ponton Derailment

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and the families of the victims of the Ponton Derailment are welcoming Manitoba MP Niki Ashton’s call for an inquiry into the causes of the incident.

An International Women’s Day Message

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us take a moment to remember the many strong and determined women who fought bravely and relentlessly for us to have equal rights and status in society.

Teamsters Disappointed by New Food Guide

Teamsters are disappointed that the new food guide minimizes the role of milk products. Milk and dairy products can be a healthy part of any diet. Moreover, the evidence that went into the new food guide comes disproportionately from U.S. government dietary guidelines, which have been deemed to “lack scientific rigour” by the National Academies of Science.

42-Day Lockout at Satin Flooring Ends

After a 42-day lockout lasting over the holidays, close to 120 workers at Satin Flooring in North York, Ontario, voted last Friday by a margin of 79% to ratify a new 3-year collective agreement and gradually return to work.

Teamsters Denounce Plan to Create Sweatshop on Wheels

Teamsters Canada, the country’s largest transportation union, is slamming the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) proposal to bring in foreign workers to fill a shortage of drivers in the trucking industry. They should instead be focusing on significantly improving drivers’ wages and working conditions to attract more people to the profession.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT FRANÇOIS LAPORTE

Christmas is upon us. It’s a favourite time of year for many, filled with celebration and cheer. I would like to salute our members and all transportation workers, many of whom had to work long hours over past few weeks to meet the demands of their employers during this busy season…

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, SATIN FLOORING LOCKS OUT 120 WORKERS

Close to 120 workers at Satin Flooring in North York, Ontario, were locked out today at 12:01 a.m. The company is attempting to cut hourly wages from $19 to $16 and to force workers to pay up to $200 more out of pocket every month for benefits…