Newfoundland & Labrador

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Unions in Times of Uncertainty

In his Labour Day message, Teamsters Canada President Francois Laporte reflects on the importance of unions in times of uncertainty.

Teamsters Serve 72 Hours’ Strike Notice to CP

Given lack of progress at the bargaining table, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference formally served 72 hours’ notice of intent to strike to Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

Teamster Rail Unions Join with Mexican Union to Endorse NAFTA Improvements

The Teamsters’ rail conferences in the U.S. and Canada today joined with unionized Mexican freight rail workers in calling for the inclusion of language in a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that would ensure that all industry workers on the continent are treated fairly and equitably.

Teamsters Disappointed by New Food Guide

Teamsters are disappointed that the new food guide minimizes the role of milk products. Milk and dairy products can be a healthy part of any diet. Moreover, the evidence that went into the new food guide comes disproportionately from U.S. government dietary guidelines, which have been deemed to “lack scientific rigour” by the National Academies of Science.

Is the brewing industry going flat?

June 12 and 13, 2018, the union representatives of thousands of brewery workers met in Edmonton to discuss the issues and challenges facing their members in all parts of Canada.

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...

Steele Honda Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador on Strike!

Technicians, service advisors, parts workers and office staff at the Steele Honda dealership in St. John’s, Newfoundland, are on strike! The workers walked off the job on the morning of Thursday, July 25. The dealership’s...

Teamsters at CP Vote to Authorize Strike Action

Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian Pacific (CP) have voted by a margin of 94.2% to authorize strike action. Some 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers could go on strike as early as 0:01 am on April 21, 2018.

Teamsters Denounce Plan to Create Sweatshop on Wheels

Teamsters Canada, the country’s largest transportation union, is slamming the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) proposal to bring in foreign workers to fill a shortage of drivers in the trucking industry. They should instead be focusing on significantly improving drivers’ wages and working conditions to attract more people to the profession.

New NAFTA Must Be Trilateral, Address Freight Rail Staffing Concerns

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to ongoing North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reform discussions taking place in Washington now between U.S. and Canadian trade representatives and the need for a trilateral agreement.