TCRC, CP Reach Tentative Agreement

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents the running trade employees at Canadian Pacific, has agreed to a tentative one year agreement with company, subject to ratification by the membership…

New NAFTA Should Follow Lead of Canadian Labour Proposal

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to the end of round two of NAFTA renegotiations in Mexico City earlier this week…

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 a union leader are worth celebrating. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Brother Contardi was…

Swissport Workers Vote to Continue Strike at Pearson

Tonight, close to 700 baggage handlers and ground crew workers at Pearson Airport voted 98% to continue their month-long strike. The workers are members of Teamsters Local Union 419. Their responsibilities include handling baggage and cargo, towing planes, cleaning cabins, and performing flight operations tasks for over 30 airlines…

Labour Rights and Solidarity In NAFTA Renegotiation

NAFTA talks start in Washington, D.C. today on an ambitious schedule to come up with a “modernized” agreement by the end of the year. The Teamsters Union will be tracking them closely. As North America’s transportation union, our members on the roads and rails, in warehouses and ports from coast to coast, depend on trade for their livelihoods…