The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 represents over 9,000 men and women who operate and maintain North America’s third largest public transit system (after those in New York City and Mexico City.)
We also represent 170 bus Operators of Veolia Transportation in York Region, just north of the City of Toronto.
Our members are highly skilled bus, streetcar and subway Operators, Collectors, Cleaning Staff and Maintenance workers with literally hundreds of specialties.
We are a democratic union, with officers and an executive board elected by the membership every three years.
While most of our members were born in Canada, a large and growing proportion are immigrants from over 70 countries.
The Local 113 is elected every three years by direct vote of the membership. The entire membership votes for the top three officers: President/Business Agent, Executive Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer.
All members in Transportation vote for the Assistant Business Agent - Transportation. Transportation members in the various Divisions vote for their Board Representative.
All Members in Maintenance vote for the Assistant Business Agent - Maintenance and the At-Large Board Member. Maintenance members in the various shops vote for their respective Board Representative.
The Executive Board meets regularly to conduct the affairs of the Local. Their authority is governed by the By-laws.
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Local 113 has been serving Toronto for well over a century. We are part of the community and proud of the services we provide. Toronto's transit system knits our city's many neighbourhoods and areas into one of the world's most vibrant urban areas.
It is an important goal of Local 113 to reach out and stay in touch with the communities we serve. We do this by attending local community events, meeting with community leaders and recognizing the contributions of others who, like us, serve our great city.
If you would like to be part of Local 113's community outreach efforts, speak to your Executive Board member. There are many events throughout the year where we show up to "show the flag" and interact informally with a wide range of community organizations. We'd love you to be part of …
A Part of Toronto’s History
For more than a century, Toronto Transit Workers have worked to improve not only their own wages and benefits, but the state of transit and the city itself. Did you know that one of our members was elected Mayor?
2012 marked the 113th anniversary of the founding of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113. For this occasion, a new history was written that highlights the achievements and challenges of the Local since 1899, right up to the present.
ATU Local 113 Scholarships
Local 113 believes strongly in the importance of education. That’s why we have one of the most generous scholarship programs of any local union in Canada. Every year, we award dozens of scholarships to the children of our members. There are three types of scholarships available.
The Peter Bodnick Scholarship
A former lifetime member of Local 113, Peter Bodnick, now deceased, set aside funds in his Will to provide an annual scholarship of $1000 to a Local 113 member’s child who is entering a Technical/Post Secondary Registered Trades Course leading to a Skilled Trades Licence. Applicants are required to submit a written essay on the subject of “Organized Labour’s Contribution to the Welfare of the People of Canada.”