A Union
that Works

Our progressive approach
works for today’s workplace.

CLAC is one of Canada’s fastest growing labour unions representing over 60,000 workers across a wide variety of sectors such as construction, health care, retail, service, transportation, mining, and more.

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A Union
that Works

Our progressive approach
works for today’s workplace.

We care about you, your family, and your future. So we provide comprehensive health and welfare and retirement benefits so you can enjoy peace of mind.

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A Union
that Works

Our progressive approach
works for today’s workplace.

Enjoy union advantages—job security, advocacy for fair pay and work conditions, great benefits, training programs—without the negative union baggage. Join CLAC.

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A Union
that Works

Our progressive approach
works for today’s workplace.

Your current employment and future are important to us, so we provide training to build your skills and marketability, and we help you find jobs while helping employers find good workers.

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A Union
that Works

Our progressive approach
works for today’s workplace.

Social justice, respect, dignity, fairness in the workplace—these are some of the values CLAC stands for, and they make for the most effective union representation. Today, aggression is out. Constructive dialogue is in.

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What's New:

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Why does CLAC believe in remaining independent of Canada's large union federations? Read One Big Union?

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It's easy to gripe about our lives and work. Hank reminds us to keep things in perspective. Read Being Thankful to find out how.

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Corrupt, embarrassing, pathetic, typical. Is this an accurate description of Canadian politics and unions?

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What does Hank think about corporations that demand public funding in exchange for providing jobs? Read Hank's blog on interstate bribery.

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Across the globe, workers and their families struggle to survive. You can help.

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CLAC Foundation

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CLAC has been helping workers in Canada for sixty years, and around the world for twenty-five. Through the CLAC Foundation, the efforts and ability to aid struggling workers and their families have been expanded. 

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From our members

CLAC helped me through a difficult time with my employer, which I'm convinced I would not have received through the international union I belonged to for seven years before. I find CLAC to be a much more personal forum where your concerns are actually heard.Tony Bryshun – Calgary

Thank you for forwarding my resume and I just wanted to let you know that Graham Construction has hired me on. It is great to remain a CLAC member. I am very pleased with the level of commitment that my union has shown me and all your support. Bob Neimoller – Cambridge, ON

We did a great job at negotiations. The bargaining committee was strong and our rep made a solid, well-researched case at arbitration. The result was a win for the miners. Dave Sanders – Fort St. John, BC

CLAC is a great union that puts the employees first. Mary Williamson – Kelowna, BC

CLAC has made a 100 percent positive difference in my workplace. Rick Stacey – Langley, BC

In all of the 30 years that I have worked at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, from the time that we acquired CLAC for union representation, I have never ever felt that I was not protected. Sheryl Mellow-Gallagher – Chatham, ON

Talking with friends and family, I see that CLAC is different in a good way. CLAC is always available for their members, no issue seems too big or too small. CLAC is always there to help.Shannon Shillington – Blenheim, ON

Whenever we have a question or a concern, our rep has been there for us and gets back to us right away. We don’t have to wait for days to hear back. CLAC has made a real difference in our workplace.Nancy Mazerolle – Ridgetown, ON

CLAC has always responded quickly to the concerns and grievances of the members. I would meet with anyone interested in CLAC to tell them about what CLAC does for us.Pete Billings – Ottawa

I've worked at two different CLAC workplaces and have always found the benefits and pension plans to be as good or better than any other union workplace I've worked at. CLAC is always just a phone call away and they always get back to me quickly.Dave Taylor – Ottawa

Since being with CLAC I have received sixteen certificates in just one year. I strongly recommend and encourage all my fellow CLAC members to take part in all that CLAC has to offer. I believe that knowledge is wealth and with that you make yourself better and more valuable to your company. Thanks again CLAC for all your support.George Dimitropoulos ‒ Oakville, ON

On December 3, 2010, I was injured at work. The incident left me unable to carry out my duties as a nurse. At that time, I contacted the director of care, workers’ comp., and my union rep, Mike Glockner. Any person who has ever dealt with workers’ comp. knows this is a long and arduous process. During this time, Mike contacted me almost daily on the progress of my health and my claim updates and provided his personal support. I would like to take this time to thank Mike for his timeless effort on my behalf.Bozena Gawronski – Brampton, ON

CLAC puts me and my company ahead of others because we get the latest safety and specific job site training. Joel Willison – Ottawa

OFHCW told us that if we switched over to CLAC our jobs would be gone, there would be no benefits, our seniority would be gone. What they never told us was that our contract would come with us, that management still had to follow the contract, and we would lose nothing. We were able to negotiate a much better contract with CLAC. We can also read and understand the contract we now have. Making the switch over to CLAC was the best move we ever made. Deborah Barry – Stratford, ON

When I called for help, CLAC came and listened to our issue. Thank you for assisting me in the payroll correction. I appreciate the quick response and resolution. Cherrel Hunt – Brampton, ON

I am proud to have CLAC represent us as our union and proud and happy that we have you [Ruth Ann Ferguson] as our representative. Gentle yet firm. A no-nonsense woman. CLAC gives you hope, respect, understanding, encouragement, strength, and peace of mind and will work hard to achieve your goals in your workplace.Arlene Johnson – Mississauga, Ontario

I’m very proud of my steward Rhonda Gow, and my representative Mike Glockner for stepping up and quickly dealing with a vacation scheduling issue in our workplace that had been so upsetting to everyone. Thanks again!Linda G. – Keswick, ON

Thank you for everything your union does for us at the home where I work. Three and a half years ago, I became a single mom of three amazing children. I had a lot of struggles at the start. I decided to become a personal support worker and now have benefits to help my children be healthy and happy. It has given me such pride to know not only that I can support them on my own, but I can make sure if they need meds I can do it. If they need dental, or counselling, I can do it. After my car accident, I was able to get the help I needed to get better and get back to work. I just wanted to let you know from myself and my children how grateful we are to all of you at CLAC.Sarah Delong – Barrie, ON

Thanks to CLAC for the General Carpentry Certificate of Qualification Pre-Exam course and the help they gave getting me into it. It was a great course. The instructor, facility, and Mississauga office staff hospitality couldn’t have been better. Brian March – Stirling, ON

Through the help of my steward James Horner, and rep Michael Glockner, I was able to get to the bottom of a wage issue and get back my rightfully earned pay. I would like to thank James and Mike for their hard work and always keeping me updated on the progress of my issue.Lydia – Brampton, ON