Tentative agreement at Air Canada Jazz

On Saturday, May 15th, 2004 at approximately 12:40am your negotiating committee and Air Canada Jazz reached a tentative agreement. During the week of the 10th the Company placed a tremendous amount of pressure on your committee to take $3 million in concessions but they held fast. Teamsters Canada representative Michael…

National Observance of the Day of Mourning, Ottawa April 28, 2004

Over 30 Teamsters attended the National Observance at Vincent Massey Park in Ottawa. With the Teamsters Canada truck, we made a positive statement about our support for the event and the importance of the Day of Mourning as a national event. At the conclusion of the event the Teamsters Canada…

CAW strikers vote to accept CN settlement

MONTREAL – Members of the Canadian Auto Workers’ Union have voted to accept tentative agreements reached by their union with Canadian National Railway last Monday. The vote puts an end to a four-week strike by 5,000 workers against CN Rail. The strike was launched on February 20 and affected CN…

Meeting between the Teamsters and Mr. Jim Karrygiannis

Teamsters Canada’s Freight and Tank Haul Division, and the Teamsters Canada Railway Conference met with Mr. Jim Karygiannis, MP Scarborough-Agincourt and Parliamentary Secretary of Transport, on Tuesday March 2, 2004 in Toronto. A wide range of transportation issues were discussed. Mr. Karygiannis’ openness and interest was appreciated and we look…

UTU healing begins following guilty plea

HOUSTON, Texas — Former UTU President Byron A. Boyd Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court here Thursday, March 11, to one criminal count for which he was under indictment. Boyd also retired from his positions as UTU president and president of the United Transportation Union Insurance Association (UTUIA). “Today is…