About

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
In the Community
Our Structure

 

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.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village Complete cement finishing and concrete forming projects done each year.
Naomi Almeida memorial skatepark Built by Local 1059 members in the fall of 2008.
United Way London & Middlesex Local 1059’s apprentices have received recognition for contributing their time and energy towards the demolition and renovation work at their offices.
Fanshawe Safety Village Assisted in the completion of several buildings.
Eco Park Built the new, accessible washroom facilities for the Boys’ and Girls’ Club.
Regional Training Centre Our centre was made available to Habitat for Humanity London to facilitate their volunteer training.
Westover Treatment Centre Provided a donation to, and construction work for, a new facility.
Improvements to the Wallenberg Centre, Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Village, Street Smart Youth Centre, and London Coffee Club.
Renovations at Big Sisters of London, construction projects at Stevenson Children’s Camp, and the London Rowing Club.
Funding to Strathroy Disabilities Centre, Ronald McDonald House and many others.
Assistance provided to several Habitat for Humanity build sites.
Countless projects completed at the London Food Bank.
Sponsorship of numerous sporting teams.
Installed irrigation system, and poured concrete pad and walkway for disability access at the soccer field.

Our Structure

Executive Board

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.

Jim MacKinnon
(Business Manager)
Brandon MacKinnon
(President)
Paul Coyne
(Vice-President)
Mike Rock
(Recording Secretary)
Philip Da Silva
(Secretary-Treasurer)
Patrick Bubb-Clarke
(Executive Board Member)
Luis Tavares
(Executive Board Member)

Business Representatives

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.

Construction

Jim MacKinnon
Business Manager
jmackinnon@liuna1059.ca
ext. 221
Brandon MacKinnon
Assistant Business Manager
bmackinnon@liuna1059.ca
ext. 241
Philip Da Silva
Business Representative
pdasilva@liuna1059.ca
ext. 226
Carlo Mastrogiuseppe
Business Representative
cmast@liuna1059.ca
ext. 242
Danny De Sousa
Business Representative
ddesousa@liuna1059.ca
ext. 247
Joshua Stewart
Business Representative
jstewart@liuna1059.ca
ext. 246

Non-Construction

Maria McFadden
Business Representative
mmcfadden@liuna1059.ca
ext. 240
Lauren Donohue
In-House Counsel
Business Representative

ldonohue@liuna1059.ca
ext. 245

Support Staff

LIUNA Local 1059 support staff assists in the day-to-day administration and activities of the union.

Fatima Camara
Administration & Finance
fcamara@liuna1059.ca
ext. 227
Cidalia Resendes
Social Services & Benefits
cresendes@liuna1059.ca
ext. 228
Grace Carreiro
Administration
gcarreiro@liuna1059.ca
ext. 230

Training Centre

Our team at the regional training centre is dedicated to all aspects of construction industry training and education, including apprenticeships and safety certification.

Mike Ropp
Training Director mropp@liuna1059.ca
ext. 237
Laryssa Parker
Training Assistant
lparker@liuna1059.ca
ext. 239
Dan Armstrong
Instructor and Curriculum Development
darmstrong@liuna1059.ca