The president of Teamsters Canada, François Laporte, released the following statement on yesterday’s lethal crash in Manitoba.
“On behalf of the Teamsters, we extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones impacted by the tragic accident in Carberry, Manitoba. Our hearts are with the survivors, hoping for their swift recovery, and with all those in mourning today. As the largest transportation and trucking union in the country, we stand in solidarity with all affected, grieving the lives lost, and sending strength and support during this extremely difficult time.”
The Teamsters represent over 3,300 workers in Manitoba. Neither of the drivers involved in the crash were Teamster members.
With over 125,000 members, Teamsters Canada is the country’s largest transportation and supply chain union. It’s also the largest union in the federally regulated private sector. The organization represents workers at countless trucking companies and at large companies like CP, CN, UPS, Purolator, and more. They are affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents over 1.2 million workers in North America.