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Ontario Teamsters Raise $105,000 for Variety Village, the Children’s Charity

Teamsters in Ontario raised $105,000 for Variety Village, a children’s charity dedicated to making a profound difference across Ontario in the spirits and lives of young people with disabilities and their families. “Well, once again...

Raising the minimum wage can only be a good thing

May 1 is an important date for the labour movement. It is the day we celebrate International Workers’ Day. This year, the Teamsters Union is continuing, together with other unions, its crusade against social inequality by lobbying for a $15 minimum wage.

Accueil Bonneau and the People We Don’t Want to See

I was waiting for three Teamsters brothers on De La Commune Street in Old Montréal and watching the comings and goings around me: angry drivers stuck in a small traffic jam, w going about their day-to-day business, and a freight train chugging along slowly on the other side of the street, by the Old Port. The sky was grey and the clouds were low. Even though it was May, it felt more like fall...

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...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Won’t Work Until the Cows Come Home

The Trans-Pacific Partnership may become an election issue and harm political parties that support it.

Legislative Action

These meetings will happen regularly in order to gauge progress and adapt to the new sets of challenges that our 120 000 members face every day.

Teamsters Raise Over $1 Million in 2018 in Support of United Way Community Work

Being a Teamster is about more than negotiating collective agreements and taking care of grievances. It’s also about building up our communities and lending a hand to those in need. That’s why we’re proud...

Teamsters Demand Reinstatement of a Haitian Worker Unfairly Dismissed from a Heineken Plant

The Teamsters Union is worried about the culture of fear being instilled in the BRANA plant in Haiti.

A Big Step Forward for Aramark Workers in Edmonton

Thanks to Teamsters, workers at Aramark were able to clearly make themselves heard at the negotiating table.

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...