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Become An Active Union Member through TEAM

In order to keep the IUPAT labour movement moving forward, we must have an in–depth understanding of what qualities formed our union in the beginning, what attributes keep us active today, and what will keep this organization moving toward the future. It is with that philosophy that TEAM was formed. TEAM stands for Together Educating & Activating Members. As union activists and members, we know that training gives our Union value. We also know that how well we train as a Union helps demonstrate where we will go in the future.

The question now rests on you. How can you get involved to keep our labour movement strong? Whether you just participate in or become an active member of our train–the–trainer program, we know that your involvement will make your commitment to the IUPAT even stronger. Our union depends on our young people to keep us moving forward.

Become and active union member! Call 1-800-668-1823 to either participate in TEAM or learn more about the train–the–trainer program.


The Purpose of TEAM & Why It Matters

TEAM was developed with the following points in mind:

  • to acknowledge the decline in construction union power;
  • to discuss how organizing non-union workers strengthens our “collective bargaining” power;
  • to discuss types of strategic organizing plans and tactics; and,
  • to emphasize the need for immediate action.

Ultimately, this program will educate young union members on why it is imperative that we work together to build solidarity within the IUPAT. Together, we can build positive relationships with non–union workers by sharing the unique opportunities that organized labour can provide so they will join our cause.

Take part in this leadership initiative today. Register for TEAM at 1–800–668–1823 and let us know how you would like to participate.


TEAM Participants in Toronto and Kitchener






TEAM Instructors: Justin Smith, Donald Lush & Simeon Yenkana-Dziubek



Contact us for more information today, and a union representative will get back to you shortly.