Sign the Petitions for Justice on the Railroad

The first petition aims to free Transportation Safety Board (TSB) investigators to speak out in the name of justice and accountability for railway tragedies.

Truck Drivers: Beware of the “Driver Inc” Scam

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or completely new to trucking, anyone can fall victim to the “Driver Inc” scam. Be very careful if you are told to incorporate as a trucking company to make more money. Unless you lease or own your own truck, you are likely walking into the “Driver Inc” scam. Read on if you want to help yourself and your fellow truck drivers and potentially save tens of thousands of dollars.

UPS Offer Ratified

The final offer from UPS has been ratified by 60.8% of Teamster members who voted.

Teamsters Release Recording of CN Ordering Fatigued Conductor to Work

Teamsters Canada today released a recording of a CN supervisor, a chief rail traffic controller (RTC), ordering a fatigued conductor to continue working for several hours. 

FedEx Freight Drivers Join Teamsters

Teamsters Local Union 931 has filed a request for union certification on behalf of approximately 30 owner operators at FedEx Freight. The Montréal-based workers make deliveries and drive semi-trucks for a living.

Vaccination priority: Teamsters Canada proposal to National Advisory Committee on Immunization

We have written to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to request that truck drivers, couriers (UPS, Purolator, etc.), railroaders and workers in warehouses and sorting centres receive priority access to a covid-19 vaccine.

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...

Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women

One out of every four violent crimes reported to the police is a case of domestic violence, according to Statistics Canada. Women's Shelter Canada indicated in its most recent report that of the 550 shelters it supports, 59% reported a decrease in calls at the beginning of the pandemic. However, as the lockdown measures eased, more than half of these shelters (61%) experienced a surge in calls.

Bus drivers should be vaccinated as soon as possible!

François Laporte, president of Teamsters Canada, is reminding provincial and federal governments that intercity, urban and school bus drivers are also important workers in this pandemic.

UPS Negotiations in the United States

As a UPS Canada worker, you may be wondering about what the recent UPS ratification vote in the United States means for you.