Day of Mourning Message from President François Laporte

Every day we get up and expect to go to work and come home to our families and loved ones. Indeed, coming home safe and sound is both a routine and a right that all workers have. Sadly, we know that things aren’t always so simple.

Teamsters at Toronto Forensic Services and Corner Centre are on Strike!

Close to 25 workers at the Forensic Services and Corner Centre (FSCC) in Toronto have gone on strike. They are seeking better wages, an end to favoritism in the workplace and more respect from management.
Francois Laporte President Teamsters Canada

Letter from the President of Teamsters Canada to AMI Members

Dear brothers and sisters, Teamsters have always been an ally of workers in the construction industry. This is why I am writing to you today. The strike mandate that you have given your union...

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.

Job Losses at Transcontinental: Teamsters Denounce Employer Tactics

Larry Myles, President of Teamsters Local Union 555M, said he was outraged by the loss of some 500 jobs at Transcontinental Printing.

Canadian Pacific employees put an end to their strike

One major issue was fatigue management and the necessity to implement broad based and effective fatigue countermeasures for the rail workers.

Teamsters in Québec Raise $50,000 for Camp Papillon

Every year, the camp plays host to nearly 700 children with disabilities by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor life in a safe space. The camp also allows parents of disabled children to take a break from a busy life.

Passing of Aline Lachapelle, a Pioneer of our Union

I was saddened to learn this week that Sister Aline Lachapelle, former president of Teamsters Local Union 1998, passed away. She was the first woman to become president of a Teamster local union in Canada.

Strike at Monastère d’Aylmer Retirement Home

Montréal, September 29, 2019 — Workers at the Monastère d’Aylmer seniors’ home are poised to strike tomorrow morning, September 30, at 10:00 a.m. Salaries are one of the many points of contention. Despite days of bargaining and conciliation efforts...

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...