• Liuna Local 183
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Founded in 1952 by our first member, Brother Gerry Gallagher, LIUNA Local 183’s mandate was to insure the safety of workers toiling for the Provincial Hydro Commission. With little more than 400 members in their first year, LIUNA Local 183 has grown to now represent more than 70,000 construction workers and their families in the Greater Toronto Area. Our members work in every aspect of the construction industry including; residential, sewer and watermain, road construction, bridge building, pipeline, railroads and utilities to name a few. We have helped make this strong province the vibrant and beautiful place that we all call home.

Toronto and by extension LIUNA Local 183 is more ethnically diverse now than ever before and we are much stronger for it. Like the Cultural Mosaic that Toronto has become internationally known for, LIUNA Local 183 gains strength from each new member from any ethnic community which allows us to grow in industries that are sometimes specific to one ethnic community. Specifically, the construction industry has traditionally relied heavily on immigrants for labour and LIUNA Local 183 has a long history of welcoming and protecting immigrant workers. With each new wave of immigration, the make up of our membership has changed.

The Labourers International Union of North America “LiUNA!” in an international union which represents more than 600,000 workers across the United States and Canada. In Ontario workers are represented through 10 local unions which have different geographic jurisdictions. LiUNA Local 183 is the largest LiUNA local union. Local 183 represents more than 70,000 workers in an area stretching from Kitchener to Kingston and north through Muskoka.

LiUNA Local 183 strives to be the most progressive, aggressive and fastest growing union of construction workers, waste management workers, building service and maintenance, and healthcare workers in Canada. We are the dominant trade union in civil and residential construction – but we are much more than that! More than 8,000 hardworking men and women are represented by Local 183 in non-construction trades.

LiUNA Local 183 is committed to providing an equal opportunity to all of our members, or other members of the public, seeking to access Local 183 goods and services, including representation and collective bargaining rights. We are committed to treating to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. This includes creating and fostering inclusive and positive attitudes that are considerate and accommodating to all individuals, including persons with disabilities. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility

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