Passing of Brother Rick Ashdown

I am deeply saddened to learn today of the passing of Brother Rick Ashdown. Rick was principal officer of Local Union 979, in Manitoba, and recording secretary for Teamsters Canada.

International Women’s Rights Day

day is International Women's Rights Day, a day for reflection, celebration and an opportunity to empower women and girls.

Slam Dunk for Workers at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment

Workers at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment, the company operating the Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field, and the Coca-Cola Coliseum have ratified a new collective agreement. Teamsters Local Union 847 represents approximately 2000 workers who bring some...

New Contract At Cintas Is Uniform Success

Staff at Cintas have ratified a new 3-year contract. Workers at the company in the Greater Toronto Area are represented by Teamsters Local Union 847. The new agreement sets out a 13.7% raise of the...

CN and CPKC Push Toward Work Stoppage, Neglect Serious Negotiation Efforts

Both companies have started the legal process towards a work stoppage. The earliest a strike or lockout can legally occur is now May

Passing of Brother Jonathan Ferris

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brother Jonathan Ferris, who tragically died in a car crash on February 13 at the age of 42, while on his way home from his night shift at GardaWorld Cash.

GO Trains: Alstom Cuts Mental Health Supports, Puts Lives at Risk with New Trauma...

Alstom, the company operating Ontario’s GO Train service, issued a new policy late last year effectively prohibiting GO Train workers from exiting a train to assist or provide first aid to victims of collisions with trains. The policy change is meant to reduce the likelihood of workers developing psychological trauma. But at the same time, the company is also cutting mental health supports available to workers.

Christmas Message

As we enter the holiday season, I invite you to take a moment to reflect on the events of 2023, a year marked by incredible moments of solidarity and exceptional victories for our members.

Vancouver Teamsters Rally Support for Off-Dock Truckers Amid Regulatory Challenges

In Greater Vancouver, a contentious standoff between the Office of the British Columbia Container Trucking Commissioner (BCCTC) and unionized trucking companies has sparked heated debates and concerns over the future of off-dock trucking rights.

Picket lines are a pillar of Canadian democracy

This weekend, the Toronto Star published an op-ed by our national president, François Laporte, on the new anti-scab bill before Parliament and the right to strike more generally...