UPS Canada Negotiations Update #6 (Strike Vote Results)

UPS Canada workers from coast to coast to coast have voted 97.1% in favour of strike action.

Because every life is important

Today is the 18th World Suicide Prevention Day. It is another opportunity to remember how important every life is.

Labour Day Message from François Laporte

Today, we come together to celebrate and honour the victories that workers and their unions have made and continue to make.

Passing of Jim Johnston, an Alberta Teamster

Brother Johnston was a true Teamster. He was born in Ontario in 1932 and moved to Alberta in 1956, at the age of 24 along with his three brothers. He quickly found work as a driver for Prairie Pacific Trucking – and boy was a real trucker...

Ecco Heating Workers Ratify First Collective Agreement

Earlier this month, close to 250 workers at Ecco Heating in Calgary voted 96% in favour of ratifying their first collective agreement. The company manufactures sheet metal for heating and HVAC systems...
Lionel Dorais, right, at the Teamsters Canada Convention in the '90s.

Passing of Lionel Dorais

I was saddened to learn today that Brother Lionel Dorais, President of Local Union 1999 from 2000 to 2004, has passed away. He was 81 years old.

UPS Canada Negotiations Update #5

Your negotiating committee met August 10 through August 14 in Ottawa. We were assisted by a mediator appointed by the federal government as referenced in our last update.

Ottawa Should Limit US Dairy Market Access in Response to Trump Aluminum Tariff: Teamsters...

Teamsters Canada President François Laporte has released a statement calling out United States President Donald Trump for imposing a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminium and urging Ottawa to respond even more forcefully...

Teamsters Canada Foundation Gives $10,000 to two Ontario Food Banks

The Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $5,000 to Daily Bread Food Bank and $5,000 to Hamilton Food Share earlier this summer.

TST-CF Express Workers Choose Teamsters

On Tuesday, the 358 truck drivers and dock workers at TST-CF Express in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon voted by over 84% to join the Western Canada Council of Teamsters (WCCT) over Unifor.