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…

Pearson Baggage Handlers & Ground Crew on Strike

Over 700 workers employed by Swissport at Pearson Airport walked off the job tonight at 9:30 pm. The workers handle baggage and cargo, tow planes, clean cabins, and perform flight operations tasks for over 30 airlines. The company’s uncompromising attitude and disrespect for workers are directly responsible for this labour dispute…

The Sleeman-Unibroue Strike Is Over

The strike at the Sleeman-Unibroue plant in Chambly is over. The agreement in principle reached between the parties last Thursday was ratified this weekend by the 80 or so workers affiliated with Teamsters Local Union 931. Management’s overtime demand, which was the main bone of contention between union members and plant management, was ultimately withdrawn…

Workers at Carillion Canada Join Teamsters

Close to 25 workers at Carillion Canada joined Teamsters Local Union 419 in Toronto, Ontario. These healthcare workers are in the Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex, located beside the Humber River Hospital which currently employs 900 members of Teamsters 419! The Carillion staff was seeking better wages, and a strong…