CUPE is Canada’s largest union, representing roughly 640,000 members across the country. The National Union represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services, airlines and more. As a Local of CUPE, we have access to a National Strike Fund, communications, educational programmes, research and assistance with grievances and bargaining.
CUPE Ontario is the provincial political wing of the National Union. Representing more than 258,000 members, it is a powerful political voice representing our issues as public- and university-sector workers.
CUPE Council brings together Toronto-area CUPE locals on issues such as community projects, political action and bargaining support.
Founded in 1951, CAUT is the national voice for academic staff. Today, representing 65,000 teachers, librarians, researchers and other academic professionals and general staff, CAUT is an outspoken defender of academic freedom and works actively in the public interest to improve the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada. CUPE 3902 affiliated with CAUT on behalf of Unit 3 members in 2008.
The TYRLC is a central labour body representing 195,000 workers from hundreds of local unions. Its mandate is to organize and advocate on issues that are vital to working people throughout the region, and to carry out local campaigns for the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).
The OFL is the province’s “house of labour” and serves as an umbrella group for working people and their unions. From its inception in 1957, the OFL has grown to represent over one million Ontario workers belonging to more than 1,500 locals from 54 affiliated unions, making it Canada’s largest provincial labour federation. The OFL’s strong membership and militancy makes it a formidable political voice.
The CLC is the largest labour organization in Canada. Bringing together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community-based labour councils to represent 3.3 million workers for more than 50 years. The CLC focuses on advocacy, education, research and analysis.