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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.


  • LIUNA - "Vote against Harper and the Conservatives!"

    Liuna Local 493Mike, Ryan, Business Manager for Sudbury Local 493 of the Labourers' Union, calls all members to urge them to get out and vote in the October 2008 Federal election. Ryan tells members who they vote for is ultimately their choice but asks them to "Show Steven Harper and the Conservatives not to mess with Union Labour."
  • 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.
  • Ontario Council of Hospital Unions - Protest at Ontario Legislature

    ochu rallyOntario Council of Hospital Unions President Michael Hurley hospital workers throughout southern Ontario to call them to a rally at Queen's Park to join the Ontario Health Coalition in protesting the Liberal government's plans to close Emergency Rooms and, in some cases, entire hospitals in smaller population centres. "This is our opportunity to tell the government we will not allow them to put the health of our loved ones at risk." Thousands showed up at the rally, which garnered extensive media coverage.
  • 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.
  • 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 Ontario and Council of Canadians - Bottled Water Ban Campaign

    Waterbottle banCUPE Ontario and Council of Canadians - Bottled Water Ban Campaign The bottled water industry has become hugely profitable by undermining public faith in the safety of municipal water systems. A 15-city speaking tour across Ontario featured Maude Barlow, Senior Advisor on Water to the President of the UN General Assembly and national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario President. Union Calling was used by both organizations to call their members in each city to inform them of the issue and invite them to the public meetings, which were very successful. Thousands were called in Windsor, Brockville, Midland, Waterloo, St. Catharines, Toronto, Kingston, Whitby, London, Guelph, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Cobourg, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Kenora and Peterborough.