NAFTA Consensus Needed on Labour, Dairy, Dispute Settlement Issues
The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to outstanding issues that U.S. and Canadian trade representatives must hash out to ensure that a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a deal that works for workers.
Tell the Government of Canada to Protect Supply Management!
President Trump continues to bully Canada to give ground on dairy, so that American farmers can export more American milk to Canada...
Teamsters Want Tripartite Trade Agreement
The following is a statement from Teamsters Canada President François Laporte on the bilateral agreement-in-principle between the United States and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
London Nestle Factory Adds 150 Full-Time Positions to London Facility
Teamsters 647 is excited to announce that through the hard work of our Teamsters 647 Nestle members, the London Ice Cream plant will soon be hiring 150 permanent full-time production positions at its London facility. Our members produce products like Häagen-Dazs, Parlour, and Drumstick. Recently, a $51.5 million expansion was announced to help with greater production demands.
Teamsters Canada Denounces Trump, Fully Supports Government of Canada
Today, the Teamsters Canada Executive Board passed a resolution denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, his personal attacks against Prime Minister Trudeau and his administration’s tariffs on Canadian goods.
Teamsters: TPP is a Race to the Bottom
The Teamsters Union is disappointed that the Government of Canada will sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The agreement, reached after two days of talks in Tokyo, was confirmed by an International Trade spokesperson and could be ratified in March.
Teamster Leaders in U.S., Canada Laud Their Respective NAFTA Negotiators
General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte applaud the decision by the U.S. Trade Representative to fix the NAFTA cross-border trucking provision.
Teamsters, Labour Allies Propose a Pro-worker Path Forward for NAFTA
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte, speaking at a North American labour summit sponsored by the AFL-CIO, agreed that workers’ rights must be front-and-center in the minds of those participating in the fourth round of renegotiations of NAFTA.
Teamsters in Canada and the U.S. stand united during third renegotiation of NAFTA
Several issues that are priorities for Teamsters are on the table in the third round of talks, including workers’ rights, dairy market access and highway safety. The Teamsters have also joined the chorus of civil society groups that are calling for the elimination of the controversial dispute settlement mechanism in NAFTA’s investment chapter whereby corporations can sue governments...
Why We’re Speaking Out Against the TPP
Yesterday we were in Ottawa to speak out against the secretive and deeply flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Canadians elected the current government on their promise to grow a stronger middle class, and that...
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