Workers at Beaubois Choose the Mighty Teamsters

On the morning of February 22, 2016, Patrick Prud’homme, organizer for Local Union 1999, had no idea that he was about to embark on a large-scale organizing campaign that would involve the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the president of Teamsters Canada and several other Teamsters representatives….

Why Teamsters #GETLOUD about Mental Health

This week is Mental Health Week, which is all about getting loud and making noise about mental health issues. Workers affiliated with the Teamsters Union have been getting loud about the issue of mental health for years. Whether it’s the courageous young workers who spoke up about mental health issues…

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.

National Day of Mourning

Today we commemorate the National Day of Mourning. We will observe a minute of silence at 10 a.m. out of respect to the men and women who were killed, injured or who suffered illnesses due to workplace-related hazards and incidents. Like me, you’ll hear a lot about the physical injuries, but injuries can also be psychological.

Mental Health and the Railway

“Having a hand in someone’s death, and the everlasting effects that come with it, is the last thing on your mind when you go to work in the morning,” said John, a conductor who asked to remain anonymous. “I still remember it like it was yesterday, probably because I think…