Drywall, Acoustic Lathing & Insulation, Local 675 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America represents over 6,800 Drywall, Acoustic Lathing and Insulation professionals within the Greater Toronto Area.
Headquartered in the City of Vaughan, Ontario, Local 675 is committed to the overall health and well being of its membership by enforcing the standards of collective agreements, health and safety regulations, and assisting in Workers Compensation claims, and Benefits Services related matters.
Local 675 recognizes that an ongoing commitment to apprenticeship training is the foundation for a successful future. Local 675 provides a number of state-of-the-art training facilities across Ontario. Educating the next generation of our membership and ensuring best practices in the industry is a primary objective of the organization.
Local 675 also values the contribution and commitment of its dedicated retired members from Club 111.
A Bit About Our History
In July 1978, 11,000 members of the Lathers’ Union voted overwhelmingly in support of the merger with the Carpenters. Vice President, Patrick Campbell ensured the transition was accomplished in a most expeditious and fair manner. President Sidell stated, “this affiliation should not be viewed by anyone as a defeat or victory, but rather as the consequence of technology and the coming together of two great organizations to strengthen the Labour Movement and the Industry.” The merger ended almost 80 years of jurisdictional disputes between the two organizations.
Local 675 came into being in 1980, the result of a merger between Locals 562 (Lathers) and 1617 (Acoustic/Drywall). The transition to the new Local 675 was barrier and trouble free and brought together skilled trades dedicated to providing the highest standard of quality, service and finished product.
Local 675 members have been instrumental to the Ontario construction industry. Members have worked on state-of-the-art hospitals and related health care facilities, luxury condominium/ hotel developments such as the Four Season, Sangri-La and the Trump Tower, and iconic entertainment facilities such as the Air Canada Centre and Toronto Opera House.
Over the past several decades, Local 675 remains committed in its efforts to better the lives of its members.