Chartered in 1953, the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 1059 represents workers in London, Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Grey and Bruce counties. Working for more than 240 different employers, our 3,000 members include over 2,100 construction and 880 maintenance, light manufacturing and security employees. Our non-construction members play a vital role in maintaining LIUNA Local 1059’s presence within the community.
Profile of an Average Member
The income of our construction members ranges from $50,000 to $100,000 per year.
The average number of hours worked by each member every year is approximately 1,600.
The average age of our construction members is 42.
The average amount our construction members have saved in the Local 1059 Benefit Plan dollar bank is $15,800.
In the Community
LIUNA Local 1059, through its membership and apprentices, gives back to the communities in which we live and work by volunteering time, skills, and money to community projects.
For more than 15 years, United Way has been LIUNA’s charity of choice. Our business representatives have served as Board Members, Board Chair and Co-Chair of the organization’s fundraising campaign. For the past 12 years, we’ve held a charity golf tournament in support of United Way with upwards of $1 million raised since the event’s inception.
Complete cement finishing and concrete forming projects done each year.
Built by Local 1059 members in the fall of 2008.
Local 1059’s apprentices have received recognition for contributing their time and energy towards the demolition and renovation work at their offices.
Assisted in the completion of several buildings.
Built the new, accessible washroom facilities for the Boys’ and Girls’ Club.
Our centre was made available to Habitat for Humanity London to facilitate their volunteer training.
Provided a donation to, and construction work for, a new facility.
Our executive board demonstrates a mix of both the old guard and our younger membership and reflects the geographic and cultural makeup of our membership.
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Representatives are assigned to each specific construction or maintenance sector. They are responsible for construction job referrals to employers in specific construction sectors. They also deal with organizing, grievances, negotiations and employment issues.
Assistant Business Manager
LIUNA Local 1059 support staff assists in the day-to-day administration and activities of the union.
Administration & Finance
Social Services & Benefits
Our team at the regional training centre is dedicated to all aspects of construction industry training and education, including apprenticeships and safety certification.
Instructor and Curriculum Development