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Fatal Accident on the Hudson Bay Railway

Laval, Qc, September 16, 2018 – One member of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) died and another was taken to hospital in critical condition following a train derailment on the Hudson Bay Railway.

Hoffa, Laporte Say Workers’ Concerns Must Be Put Front-and-Centre in Any Agreement

Laval, QC, September 10, 2018 — The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to outstanding issues that U.S. and Canadian trade representatives must hash out to ensure that a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a deal that works for workers.

NAFTA Must be Trilateral, Address Freight Rail Staffing Concerns

WASHINGTON – 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.

Canada Mustn’t Cave to NAFTA Bullying

“Canada must not allow the U.S. to use artificial deadlines, threats and ultimatums to affect the course of NAFTA negotiations. I urge Canadian negotiators to instead stay focused on improving the lives of working people and crafting a fairer NAFTA.

Teamsters Want Tripartite Trade Agreement

Laval, QC, August 28, 2018 – The following is a statement from Teamsters Canada President François Laporte on the bilateral agreement-in-principle between the United States and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

In Memory of Brother John Holliday

August 2, 2018 – It is with great sadness that we learn of the recent passing of John Holliday, our friend and Union Brother. John recently retired after a long career at BC Rail and then CN.

Teamsters Ratify 4-Year Agreemet With CP

Laval, QC, July 20, 2018 – Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian Pacific (CP) voted 64.7% to ratify a four-year agreement covering over 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers. Approximately 25 workers of the Kootenay Valley Railway (KVR) also ratified a five-year agreement by 91.7%.

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