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Union Calling is dedicated to strengthening unions through the innovative use of telecom and online voting technologies.

We pioneered new, union-friendly applications of voice broadcasting. We developed lightning-fast automated polling of members and the general public. We made virtual union “town hall” meetings easy for leaders to conduct. And we are the only company in North America that offers secure online voting exclusively to unions.

Contact us personally to discuss your needs. Take advantage of our years of experience serving hundreds of local, provincial and national unions across Canada. Naturally, we are a Union Shop and proud of it.


Automated Polling Evolution

Union Calling is now offering advanced automated polling services. This technology has grown to the point that it can accomplish all of the objectives of live polling at a fraction of the price.

PollingHere are some of the features which now make this possible:

  • Inbound polling (direct number and/or left on voice message)
  • Multiple Choice Response questions
  • Multi-digit input questions
  • Voice Response (Open Ended) questions
  • Hot Transfers
  • Response Rotation (randomization of multiple choice responses)
  • Question Rotation (randomization of Item Groups)
  • Detailed Reporting

If you are considering membership or general public polling, contact us for details on these advanced features. Our prices will remain the best in the business and the accuracy and reach of your polling will be state-of-the-art.


a_global_meeting_place_lgExecutive Town Hall Meeting

Union Calling is now offering the full functionality of our town hall platform to be used for all your conference call needs. This will be particularly useful for conference calls of a geographically-dispersed Executive Board or similar group. Finally, you can have a conference call without people talking over each other.  There is a maximum of 50 participants and they will have the same ability to ask questions and respond to polls as they would in a Union Town Hall, at a highly competitive price. Participants can call in using a toll free number or we can call them at a client-specified time with an invitation to participate. You would receive our standard detailed report and an audio recording of the meeting.


Image of headphones and soundwave isolated on a white background.Union Town Hall Audio Streaming Feature with PowerPoint Integration

Union Calling is now offering Audio Streaming in conjunction with a Union Town Hall. This allows members to participate using a computer, smart phone or tablet. They would have the ability to type in a question, respond to poll questions and listen to the event. You also have the ability to cast PowerPoint slides or jpeg images. Currently, this feature has a maximum of 2000 participants. The URL participants would link to can be sent out using email, social media, your website or by an announcement call.


Union Town Hall High Capacity Toll Free Line

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When conducting a Union Town Hall it is always preferable to have most of the membership on the line before you begin the formal meeting. This is difficult to achieve in a timely way with larger events as the Canadian telecom system in many areas of the country just can’t handle the speeds at which we want to dial. Union Calling’s new high capacity line, however, can handle 20,000 inbound callers for any event, which allows you to bypass dialing altogether. This means you can begin your event at a precise time with the confidence that all who wish to participate can call in and connect at essentially the same time.


sms-6-xxlShort Message Service (SMS)

To reach members’ smart phones with text messages, Union Calling now offers an SMS service. Recipients need to opt-in to allow you to contact them by SMS.


  • CUPE Ontario comes out in force for locked-out Steelworkers in Hamilton

    CUPE RallySeveral hundred CUPE Ontario members from all over the province converged on Hamilton on January 29, 2011 to join a massive demonstration of protest against the U.S. Steel lockout of 900 Steelworkers after they refused to agree to massive pension concessions. CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn used Union Calling to recruit members for the historic rally and tell them about the CUPE buses that would be leaving many communities for Hamilton on the Day of Action. "Their fight is our fight, and it's one we cannot afford to lose," Hahn told the members in a callout. "Come to Hamilton to show solidarity."
  • "One step ahead of management"

    We used Union Calling to alert our members on Sunday of Brampton Transit's plan to adopt new policies that would violate our collective agreement. I told our members, in no uncertain terms, that we would grieve these violations. On Monday, when management said that the union approved these new policies, our members knew it was a lie, and responded accordingly (in no uncertain terms!). Union Calling kept us one step ahead of management. It's a great service that helps us level the playing field.
    Stan Dera, PresidentStan Dera, PresidentATU Local 1573
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1000A Membership Bargaining Survey

    1000a picUFCW Local 1000A used Union Calling to survey over 14,000 supermarket members throughout Ontario on their bargaining priorities. In several subsequent calls, President Kevin Corporon kept members continuously updated during prolonged contract negotiations. The knowledge gained from the survey was invaluable in giving the bargaining committee the confidence that they were speaking for the members. The bargaining update calls created an unprecedented solidarity that resulted in an excellent settlement that raised wages and protected jobs even though the employer was experiencing marketplace difficulties and was undergoing major restructuring.
  • Canadian Auto Workers - Casino Organizing: Debate with Management

    CAW CasinoBob Orr, Assistant to CAW President Ken Lewenza calls workers in Niagara Falls casinos to announce that the union has challenged management to a debate on whether or not the workers need a union and invites them to the meeting. Management fails to show but turnout for the meeting was excellent and showed solid support for the union.
  • CUPE ON PresidentCUPE Ontario Pension Fund Protest

    To challenge the government's changes to municipal workers' pension fund, CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan used Union Calling to mobilize a Day of Protest involving thousands of members - and then call it off at the last minute when the government changed its position.
  • NSGEU One-day Strike Ends in Union Win

    NSGEUIn 36 dramatic hours, aided by Union Calling, the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union planned, staged and resolved a one-day strike at Halifax's IWK Health Centre. Four calls were made by President Joan Jessome during the day and a half, one as late as 10:30 p.m. Each of the calls was recorded, edited, programmed and broadcast within 90 minutes.