Labour unions & social justice groups

The following is an alphabetical list of links to Canada's major national unions and federations of labour, as well as some important national and international union federations, coalitions and social justice groups in which Canadian unions participate.

You can also access the following for more information:





Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA)

Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)

Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL)

Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA)

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE)

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Canada

ATU Local 113 (Toronto)

American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM)

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Association for Union Democracy (AUD) (U.S.)

Association of Management, Administrative, and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)


Bakery Confectionary Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Workers Union (BCTGM)

British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU)

British Columbia Federation of Labour (BCFed)

British Columbia Nurses' Union (BCNU)

British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF)

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE)


Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA)

Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

Council of Canadians

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

CLC Pacific Region

Canadian Media Guild (CMG)

Canadian Police Association (CPA)

Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

CUPW Toronto local

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

CUPE Air Canada component

CUPE B.C. Division

CUPE Ontario Division

CUPE Local 3902 (teaching assistants at University of Toronto)


CAW Airline Local 2002 (includes Air Canada)

Change to win Coalition (U.S.)

China Labor Watch

Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC)

Clean Clothes Campaign

Coalition of Labour Union Women (U.S.)

Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP)

Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)

Co-op America's (U.S.)

D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K

Education International (international federation of teachers)

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) (Europe)

Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU)

Hospital Employees Union (HEU)

International Alliance of Theatrical, Stage Employees, ...of the United States and Canada (IATSE)

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) (Toronto local)

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Canada

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) U.S.

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmith, Forgers and Helpers (IBB) Canada

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Canada

International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) U.S.

International Center for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR) International

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) International

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) (Canada)

International Metalworkers Federation (IMF) (international)

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)

International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)

Jobs with Justice (U.S.)

L, M, N

Labour Environmental Alliance Society (now Toxic Free Canada)

Labor Notes - U.S.


Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL)

Manitoba Government Employees' Union (MGEU)

Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU)

Manitoba Teachers' Society (MTS)

Maquila Solidarity Network (international coalition)

Maritime Fishermen's Union (MFU) Local 6 (Atlantic Canada)

Members for Democracy (MFD) Archive

Mexico Solidarity Network (U.S. and Mexico)

MST Brazil (landless labour movement)

National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)

New Brunswick Nurses Union (NBNU)

New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL)

Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association (NLTA)

Newspaper Guild (CWA) (U.S.)

Newspaper Guild Canada (TNG-CWA)

Northwest Territories Teachers' Association (NWTTA)

Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU)

Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU)


Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)

Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA)

Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA)

Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

Ontario Health Coalition

Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA)

Ontario Principals' Council (OPC)

Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA)

Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF). District 12 (Toronto)

Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) (provincial office)

Ontario Social Service Workers Coordinating Committee


P, Q, R

Power Workers' Union (PWU) (CUPE 1000)

Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO)

Professional Employees Association (PEA)

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPS)

Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Public Services International (PSI)

Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC)



Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL)

Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF)

Seafarers International Union (SIU).

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (Canada)

Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA)

Society of Energy Professionals

Syndicat de la fonction publique du Québec (SFPQ)



Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TUD)

Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) (now United Steelworkers Telecomunication Local 1944)

Toronto and York Region Labour Council

Toronto Civic Employees Union. Local 416

Toronto Hydro Workers Union (CUPE). Local 1

Toronto Police Association (TPA)

Toxic Free Canada

Trades Union Congress (TUC) (Great Britain federation of unions)

Transportation Communications International Union (TCU)


U, V, W, X, Y, Z

UAW (U.S.)

Uncharted (dissident UFCW website)

Union Network International (UNI) (international federation of skills and services unions, now UNI Global Union)

Union of National Defence Employees

Unions 21 (U.K.)

Unifor (former CAW and CEP)

UNISON (Great Britian federation, mainly public sector)

United Association of Journeymen ... (UA). Local 787

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA)

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) (Canada)

United Food and Commerical Workers International Union (UFCW). Local 175 (Ontario)

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). Local 1518 (British Columbia)

United Nurses of Alberta (UNA)

United Steelworkers (USW) (Canada)

United Steelworkers (USW). Local 1005 (Stelco, Hamilton, Ontario)

United Transportation Union (UTU)


University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA)

U.S. Labor against the war

XPDNC (Labour Directory)

York University Faculty Association (YUFA)

York University Staff Association (YUSA)