Statement on Cancellation of Keystone XL Project

The following is a statement from our US sisters and brothers on the cancellation of the Keystone XL project, which was currently under construction...

Vaccination priority: Teamsters Canada proposal to National Advisory Committee on Immunization

We have written to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to request that truck drivers, couriers (UPS, Purolator, etc.), railroaders and workers in warehouses and sorting centres receive priority access to a covid-19 vaccine.

Bus drivers should be vaccinated as soon as possible!

François Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada, is reminding provincial and federal governments that intercity, urban and school bus drivers are also important workers in this pandemic.

Fatal Accident at CN Rail Yard in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montréal

A conductor working for Canadian National (CN) died yesterday afternoon at the Pointe-Saint-Charles rail yard in Montréal.

A Challenging Year

I would still like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. My thoughts especially go out to all those who lost a loved one and who faced other pandemic-related challenges. Stay strong, friends! We are all in this together.

Fall 2020 News Recap

Want to get caught up on some of the recent news out of our union? Watch our first-ever Fall 2020 news recap, a video newsletter featuring some of the major stories from the past few months...

Teamsters Quebec generous despite the pandemic

Brothers François Laporte and Éric Laramée, respectively President of Teamsters Canada and Secretary-Treasurer of Local Union 1999, presented on behalf of Local Unions 106, 931, 555M, 1791, 1999, as well as Teamsters Canada Rail Conference and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Maintenance of Way Employees Division, a cheque for $60,000 to Fondation Papillon.

Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women

One out of every four violent crimes reported to the police is a case of domestic violence, according to Statistics Canada. Women's Shelter Canada indicated in its most recent report that of the 550 shelters it supports, 59% reported a decrease in calls at the beginning of the pandemic. However, as the lockdown measures eased, more than half of these shelters (61%) experienced a surge in calls.

Sleeman-Unibroue launches its canning line

While the official launch celebration for the canning line at Unibroue's Chambly plant did not take place as planned because of the pandemic, the Teamsters are proud to report that the line is already operating at full capacity.

UPS Offer Ratified

The final offer from UPS has been ratified by 60.8% of Teamster members who voted.