Membership

Being a member has its perks

Local 1059’s members enjoy the benefits of unionization including pensions, health insurance and higher wages. We also place members in rewarding careers with tremendous opportunities - from profitable and interesting careers as skilled workers to the ability to take a career path that leads to leadership positions, both within companies and on the job site.

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Optical Benefits

New Enhanced Benefits:

By offering optical services (eye exams, frames, lenses and contacts) directly to our eligible LIUNA 1059 members and their eligible dependants, members don’t have to pay for glasses and eye exams and wait to be reimbursed. And, they can get any pair of prescription glasses they like, no exclusions.

LIUNA Local 1059 Optical Centre hours are:
Thursday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Current optical benefits

  • For eligible construction members and their eligible dependants, you are currently eligible for the cost of one set of prescription glasses (including safety glasses) including frame and lenses in any 12 consecutive month period up to a maximum of $500.
  • For eligible non-construction members and their eligible dependants, you are eligible for 90% of the cost of one set of prescription glasses (including safety glasses) including frame and lenses in any 24 consecutive month period up to a maximum of $500.
  • For all eligible members and their eligible dependants, eye exam – up to a maximum of $100 once every 24 months.
  • For all eligible members and their eligible dependants, sunglasses, tints, plastic scratch coating and transition lenses – NOT currently covered.
  • Eligible members and their eligible dependants can purchase contact lenses, instead of glasses, up to a maximum of $200 every 12 consecutive months for construction members and every 24 consecutive months at 90% for non-construction members.

Enhanced optical benefits

  • Construction members covered in any 12 consecutive month period, one pair, any frame, any lens, no exclusions, no maximum. No payment required.
  • Non-construction members 100% covered every 24 months, one pair, any frame, any lens, no exclusions, no maximum. No payment required.
  • Eye exams covered 100% by LIUNA every 24 months for all eligible members AND their eligible dependants if the exam is conducted at the LIUNA Local 1059 Optical Centre. No payment required.
  • Sunglasses, tints, plastic scratch coating and transition lenses – COVERED if you obtain them from the LIUNA Local 1059 Optical Location directly. No payment required.
  • Eligible members and their eligible dependants can obtain contact lenses instead of glasses, to a maximum of $250 every 12 consecutive months for construction members and every 24 consecutive months at 100% coverage for non-construction members. 100% coverage. No payment required.