In Action to Help Flood Victims

Teamsters Canada will donate $30,000 to the Red Cross to help those affected by the historic flooding in Québec and Ontario. Teamster members are hard at work helping flood victims. Truckers are figuring out ways to do the impossible and deliver food to supermarkets in flooded areas. Municipal blue collar workers in cities like Pontiac are doing everything they can to limit damages…

A Resolution on Mental Health

This week, we’re attending the 28th convention of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in Toronto. The CLC is an umbrella group for Canada’s unions, and their affiliates represent over 3.3 million workers. We’ll be putting forward a resolution on an issue we’ve been championing for years – mental health in…

Albertans Deserve an Honest Policy

The Alberta government is revising the legislation that governs your workplace. Teamsters Local Union 987 thinks Albertans deserve a say. Right now, the laws put up unnecessary barriers before workers can join a union. This buys time for employers to influence the decision of workers through coercion, threats and other…

Accueil Bonneau and the People We Don’t Want to See

I was waiting for three Teamsters brothers on De La Commune Street in Old Montréal and watching the comings and goings around me: angry drivers stuck in a small traffic jam, w going about their day-to-day business, and a freight train chugging along slowly on the other side of the street, by the Old Port. The sky was grey and the clouds were low. Even though it was May, it felt more like fall…

Fort McMurray, One Year Later

Last year, Teamsters members were on the frontlines, providing relief during one of the most devastating and expensive natural disasters in Canadian history. The Fort McMurray wildfires forced almost 90,000 people to flee the Fort McMurray area and destroyed thousands of homes. Disasters have a strange way of bringing out the best in everyone. For hundreds of Teamsters, that meant bravely working through the catastrophe…