Preventive withdrawal: Supreme Court refuses to hear Teamsters case

The Supreme Court has refused to hear the case brought by the Teamsters Union a few months ago concerning preventive withdrawals for pregnant women. It will be recalled that a pregnant woman working for a company governed by the Canada Labour Code may not be entitled to financial compensation if…

Teamsters Raise $146,951 for Canadian Red Cross

Members, local unions and joint councils affiliated with Teamsters Canada raised $146,951 for the Canadian Red Cross to help the people of Fort McMurray and of the surrounding communities. “Our immediate priority is supporting the Red Cross and their excellent work,” explained François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada. “We’re…

Sandoz Workers Vote to Strike

Sandoz workers in Boucherville overwhelmingly rejected the employer’s offer and 91% voted in favour of a strike mandate at Saturday’s union meeting. The work stoppage will take place when deemed appropriate. At issue are wages and failure to respect seniority when assigning shifts.

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…