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100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike

On May 15, 1919, over 35,000 Winnipeg public and private workers united to send a clear message to employers and to governments: they would strike in order to win better wages and the right to collective bargaining...
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...

Harper’s union busting laws are one step closer to being repealed

Parliament moved one step closer to formally repealing the previous government's union busting legislation. On Wednesday night, the House of Commons passed Bill C-4, which aims to repeal Bill C-377 and Bill C-525.

Celebrating the Life of Brother Joe Contardi

Brother Joe Contardi, a dedicated Teamster and lifelong member of Local Union 879, died peacefully in his sleep on the night of August 28, 2017. He was 88 years old. Joe’s life and career as...

Passing of Ed Lawson, former Director of the Canadian Conference of Teamsters

Sadly, we’ve learnt that the Honourable Edward M. Lawson recently passed away at the age of 86. Mr. Lawson was the Director of the Canadian Conference of Teamsters and a Canadian Senator. He was the architect behind the creation of the Canadian Conference of Teamsters in 1976, an organization which later became Teamsters Canada in 1992.

Teamsters Welcome New Deal on CPP

The Teamsters Union, which represents 120,000 members across the country, welcomes the news of a breakthrough agreement to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The new agreement is the first significant increase in CPP...

Sale of Rona to Lowe’s is Raising Concerns

Managers at Lowe's need to know that we'll be very vigilant regarding the 2,000 Teamster jobs at Rona, warns Serge Bérubé.

Remembering Jimmy Hoffa

July 30, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the disappearance of one of the greatest labour leaders in American history – James R. Hoffa.

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.

Teamsters Launch Ad Campaign in Québec

The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of drinking (in moderation) beer from a capped brown bottle instead of beer from a can.