Become a Member

There are many ways in which you can join local 285. The first step would be to come in and fill out an application.  At Local 285 we are always taking applications.

However the easiest way to become a member is through organizing. Organizing allows you the ability to stay with your current employer and have your current company become unionized.


  • “Every person is free to join a trade union of the person’s own choice and to participate in its lawful activities” – Section 5 of the Labour Relations Act
  • It is against the law for an employer to dismiss or threaten you because you wish to join a union.

To find out more information on how to organize your workplace or become a member, contact one of our representatives at 416-630-1160 or toll free at 1-888-630-0285.

*All phone calls are kept strictly confidential*


Are you an owner of a non-union company?

We would like the opportunity to show you what local 285 offers our partner employers. Learn about the potential markets that will open up to your company as a union contractor and the advantage of having ready access to a highly skilled labour force.

For more information please contact Local 285

Toronto: 416-630-1160

Toll free: 1-888-630-0285

Ottawa: 613-729-0830

Fax : 416-630-2846

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