Congrats to the ATU Local 113 hockey teams at the Niagara Falls tournaments!

Congratulations to ATU Local 113 hockey teams for their success at the Niagara Falls tournaments!

The ATU Local 113 Under 40 Hockey Team won the tournament in their series!  

Our thanks to:

#1   Vincenzo D’Elia

#30   Daniel Renaldo

#2   Steve Vince

#3   Paul Kosciuch

#4   Billy Konstantinidis

#5   Mike Binetti

#6   Joe Coluccio

#7   Adam Elfiki

#8   Thomas Humphreys

#9   Mike Ross

#10 Brendan Watts

#11 Matthew Bigioni

#12 Andrew Connor

#14 Tyler Forbes

#15 Josh Miller

#16 Evan Sutton

#17 Mike Varsamis

Coach: Rob Kempers

The ATU Local 113 40 Plus hockey team placed 2nd in the tournament of their series!

Our thanks to: 

#1 Eric Lazzari

#30 Jason Dowling

#2 Jason Callaghan

#14 Sheldon Morriseau

#7 Jamie Cordeiro

#8 Wesley Gallenero

#10 John Begg

#11 Paul Geraci

#12 Les Madasci

#16 Jorge Medeiros

#17 Rick Rideout

#18/19 Eric Tull

#4 Jason Ketchell

#5 Will Kerluke

Coaches: Luca Rinaldi and Pat Morrone

ATU 113 All Stars Vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Tournament

ATU Local 113 is proud to bring back our tradition of giving back to our community and one of our favorite sports events – the ATU 113 All-Stars vs Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Tournament in support of MS Research. 

We’d like to thank the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni, the ATU Local 113 All-Stars, members of the ATU Family, ATU Local 113 volunteers, members, and friends!

Thank you everyone for making this event a huge success!

– Executive Board

ATU Local 113 celebrates International Women’s Day with Irma James

In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay, a member of ATU Local 113’s Women’s Committee sat down with Irma James, the TTC’s first black female streetcar operator, to discuss her story.

Irma shared her experience of applying for the job and the feeling of knowing she was paving the way for future women to work at the TTC.

Thank you, Irma, for breaking a glass ceiling so that more women and women of colour would feel comfortable operating buses, streetcars, and trains.


ATU Local 113 President Joins The Children’s Breakfast Clubs in Our Nation’s Capital

ATU Local 113 President, Marvin Alfred, has joined The Children’s Breakfast Clubs delegation on their trip to our nation’s capital to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Children’s Breakfast Clubs actively encourages children from all backgrounds to draw strength and motivation from the triumphs of great Canadians throughout history. We are incredibly proud to support this meaningful work.

ATU Canada Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting

ATU Canada Equity and Inclusion Committee will be hosting a meeting on February 16, 2023 and are inviting all ATU Members to join the meeting – see the registration link below. All meeting dates for 2023 are also listed on the attached poster.

Zoom registration

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 16, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

TTC Service cuts: Riders deserve to know, Council has a responsibility

Local 113 is calling on City Council to demand information necessary to make informed decisions on system-wide service cuts.

On February 15, City Council will be considering a budget proposal to make deep cuts to public transit. We know from the TTC that it includes a 9% cut system-wide and a 25% cut to rapid transit service compared to pre-pandemic levels. Combined with a fare increase, these cuts are a threat to the long- term viability of our transit system. A recent open letter from more than 100 transit and urban researchers noted that these “cuts to service are likely to initiate a ridership death spiral in which long wait time and poorer service leads to ridership drops, which in turn lead to further revenue losses and cuts.”

At its January 9 meeting, the TTC Board was asked to make the details of the cuts public. They have not done so. Riders deserve to know if their route is being cut and City Council has a responsibility to know the impact of their decisions.

ATU Local 113 is calling on Toronto City Council to demand that the proposed service cuts be made public before they consider the budget.

Ongoing Litigation

Yesterday Local 113 took its fight for the right to strike to the Ontario Superior Court. Our legal team, led by Ian Fellows,  presented our case to the court.  The right to strike is historic and guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  This is the latest chapter in our ongoing campaign for the restoration of this basic human right. The Committee for Freedom of Association, a body of the International Labour Organization, has already twice ruled in favour of Local 113 finding the Province’s strike ban law is contrary to Canada’s international commitments. Those decisions were presented to his honour, Justice Chalmers who is the judge hearing our case. The hearing will continue today with arguments from the Province’s lawyers and reply by our legal team.  It is expected that a written decision will be issued at a later date after the court has had time to review the legal arguments and over 10,000 pages of evidence presented in this case.