Our structure

CLAC is both a union and also a national organization of 25 affiliated active local unions (or locals).

National independence

CLAC is not affiliated with any provincial or national labour federation or congress in Canada. We believe in union choice for workers—something most Canadian labour federations don’t allow. Our independence allows workers to choose the union that’s right for them.

International affiliation

Internationally, we’re a member of the World Organization of Workers (WOW), which represents over 1.3 million workers in 130 labour unions from over 60 countries. WOW advocates for workers’ rights around the world.