ATU LOCAL 1572
Serving Mississauga and Milton, Ontario
Founded in 1976, ATU Local 1572 is comprised of over 1,200 members
The Amalgamated Transit Union – the largest labour union representing transit and allied workers in the U.S. and Canada
The ATU has had the privilege of serving its members for over 100 years.
Founded in 1892 with the certification of streetcar workers in the USA, The Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employees of America’s first office was located in Detroit, Michigan. Throughout the years the Amalgamated Association grew throughout the USA and Canada. In 1964 the name was changed to the Amalgamated Transit Union.
Today, the ATU represents over 200,000 members with 240 locals in 9 provinces and 46 states.
In 2015 the Canadian Council became ATU Canada, and for the first time, represented all Canadian ATU locals. The Council represented the interests of employees of various Canadian transit systems including municipal, provincial, and private employers.
ATU Canada’s mandate includes political advocacy, strategic planning, coalition building, and organizing unrepresented workers throughout Canada.