Ontario’s Carpenters’ Union, experiencing a loss of political influence and power following the provincial election that led to the Doug Ford’s Conservative Party victory, says it will form alliances and fight in the courts to preserve worker’s rights under the new regime.

The union had advocated for the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), seeking compulsory certification status for its trade, only to see these visions dashed when the Conservatives took power in part with support from the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), which feared OCOT enforcement actions would erode customary relationships within the working environment....


Welcome to the new online home of Carpenters’ Local 27, a local union that represents over 7,500 men and women working across the GTA and surrounding areas.

It is my hope that this newly designed website will provide you with informative content highlighting services and resources available for both members and those wanting to join and learn more about the Carpenters’ Union.

As President of Local 27, it is my responsibility to ensure that all members have access to fair wages, benefits and a secure pension plan. Training is one of the most important aspects of being a member of the Carpenters’ Union. Every member has access to training and upgrading opportunities including both occupational health and safety training along with skill building training for both apprentices and journeypersons.

For well over a century, the Carpenters’ Union across Canada and the United States has worked with industry and government to ensure the rights of our members are protected and that members are given the opportunity to earn a good wage for a good days work. Local 27 members are quality conscious tradespeople committed to our craft. Our record is impeccable and contractors trust our members to be the most productive while being the safest, resulting in the highest quality work.

At home and abroad, the Carpenters’ Union contributes to creating a stronger society while building the infrastructure and opportunity for our future. Please take some time to explore our new online home, and if you have any feedback or comments about the website, please connect with us under the Contact Us section of the website.

Yours in solidarity,

Mike Yorke

President, Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27