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New NAFTA Should Follow Lead of Canadian Labour Proposal

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to the end of round two of NAFTA renegotiations in Mexico City earlier this week...

Mandatory: The Final Episode

When you make enough noise, they have to listen – and Canada, you’ve made a lot of noise! We are coming to the end of our Make It Mandatory mental health video campaign, an initiative...

Statement On The Shooting At The Québec City Islamic Cultural Centre

The recent shooting at the Québec City Islamic Cultural Centre has profoundly shaken us. The hatred behind this attack is plainly and clearly a hatred of the diversity that is the strength of our...

Tragedy in Halifax

Statement from François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, on the tragic death of seven children in a Halifax house fire...

Thank you letter from François Laporte

Sisters, Brothers, Our union’s international election has come to an end. I’d like to thank all the candidates for their hard work, and congratulate General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary Treasurer Ken Hall...

Mandatory Episode 3: Early Intervention

For a young person, the world can feel a bit daunting. Life is changing, transitions are happening and lessons are being learned. http://youtu.be/J01mFvHyteI They are leaving home for the first time, entering post-secondary and starting their...

Toronto-Area Organizing Blitz

About 70 workers at three companies joined the Teamsters in just under two weeks.

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...

Teamsters Raise $37 500 for Camp Papillon

The Teamsters believe that a just society must be built on generosity and on empathy for those who are most vulnerable.

Shock and Sadness

As the spokesperson for Canada’s Teamsters, I would like to express our shock and sadness over the senseless violence gripping the United States. Unfortunately, our union was not sparred from the bloodshed. Last...