François Laporte

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…

New NAFTA Offers Little Reason to Celebrate: Teamsters Canada

Today’s signing of the new NAFTA offers Teamsters little reason to celebrate. American tariffs on steel and aluminum continue to actively harm hundreds of the union’s members. Dairy workers also remain under a cloud of uncertainty; their compensation package is being negotiated in secret between the federal government and big business.

NAFTA Consensus Needed on Labour, Dairy, Dispute Settlement Issues

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to outstanding issues that U.S. and Canadian trade representatives must hash out to ensure that a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a deal that works for workers.

New NAFTA Must Be Trilateral, Address Freight Rail Staffing Concerns

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to ongoing North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reform discussions taking place in Washington now between U.S. and Canadian trade representatives and the need for a trilateral agreement.

Canada Mustn’t Cave to NAFTA Bullying

The following is a statement from Teamsters Canada President François Laporte on the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations…

Teamsters Want Tripartite Trade Agreement

The following is a statement from Teamsters Canada President François Laporte on the bilateral agreement-in-principle between the United States and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

YRC Reimer Workers Join Local Union 879

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, a team of border ambassadors at YRC Reimer has successfully organized their workplace and joined Teamsters Local Union 879.

Day of Mourning Message from President François Laporte

Every day we get up and expect to go to work and come home to our families and loved ones. Indeed, coming home safe and sound is both a routine and a right that all workers have. Sadly, we know that things aren’t always so simple.

François Laporte becomes President of Teamsters Canada

“I look forward to taking up this new and exciting challenge,” said François Laporte. “The Teamsters Union is a powerful organization that will continue to have a positive impact on its members and all Canadian workers.”