Teamster Leaders Laud Lifting of U.S. National Security Tariffs

Jim Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, made the following statements today on the lifting of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs...

Teamsters favourable to more deposits on refillable containers

The Québec government’s intention to collect deposits on water bottles and most containers of less than 900 millilitres in volume is well-received by the Teamsters Union, which represents thousands of Québec workers in the brewing (Molson, Labatt) and soft drink (Coke, Pepsi, Cott Cola) industries.

We’re off track on safety

PUBLISHED IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL WILLIAM BREHL President of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division 23 April 2008 The Globe and Mail 2008 CTV/ globemedia Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved. It's been...

Could the Gogama derailment have been prevented?

TCRC, which represents more than 12,000 railway workers, have continually stressed the need for more inspectors to be hired to see to the optimal operation of the equipment and the integrity of the tracks.

Track Maintenance is Crucial to Ensuring the Safety of Canadians

I was left dumbstruck when CP announced it was laying off 260 maintenance of way employees across the country. These workers inspect, maintain and change tracks that are damaged by weather, the passage of...

Harper’s union busting laws are one step closer to being repealed

Parliament moved one step closer to formally repealing the previous government's union busting legislation. On Wednesday night, the House of Commons passed Bill C-4, which aims to repeal Bill C-377 and Bill C-525.

Deposit Refund: Melançon has her work cut out for her!

The Teamsters Union wants to quickly meet the new Quebec Minister of Environment, Isabelle Melançon, in order to know what her intentions are with regards to the promotion of capped brown beer bottles, which are under threat by canned beer.

Teamsters: Stand Firm on Supply Management

The Canadian dairy industry must be protected.

New Officers training and Education Program

The Teamsters Canada Education Department in collaboration with the IBT Training & Development Department will be conducting training for new Principal Officers, Recording-Secretaries, Secretary-Treasurer and Trustees of Local Unions and Conferences on ...


The Teamsters Canada Executive Committee ratified the recommendations of President François Laporte and proceeded to make the following nominations: Jason Sweet, Director of the Armoured Car Division Wayne Garner, Assistant Director of the Armoured Car Division Fernanda...