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Why We’re Speaking Out Against the TPP

Yesterday we were in Ottawa to speak out against the secretive and deeply flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Canadians elected the current government on their promise to grow a stronger middle class, and that...

Thank you letter from François Laporte

Sisters, Brothers, Our union’s international election has come to an end. I’d like to thank all the candidates for their hard work, and congratulate General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary Treasurer Ken Hall...

Passing of Jim Russel, from Local Union 927

Jim Russell, long time Officer and Business Agent for Teamsters Local Union 927, has been battling the most severe form of Multiple Sclerosis for a number of years. Although related to his illness, his death late Thursday was accidental.
Francois Laporte President Teamsters Canada

A Letter From François Laporte

A year ago, I had the honour of being elected President of Teamsters Canada. I know that you work hard for a living, and that you deserve a union that works just as hard for you. That's why I’d like to update you on some of the recent progress we've made.

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...

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.

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.

A Helping Hand for the Evacuees of Northern Saskatchewan

A total of $4000 has been raised to help those in need. The province’s very own Local Union 395 raised $1000

Mandatory Episode 1: Role of the Government

The numbers don’t lie – Canada is facing a mental health crisis and it is affecting every aspect our society, including our workplaces and our youth. https://youtu.be/7_uSzyEtqBk This is troubling, as young people represent our future...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Taxpayers Will Once Again Bear the Cost

The key question is now to determine if and how the TPP will benefit Canadians.