The QMC is part of a large union family that has ties and solidarity outside the boundaries of its organization and Quebec. Here is an overview.

IAMAW International

With nearly 600,000 active and retired members, the IAMAW is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America. From Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus and Bombardier to United Airlines, Air Canada, Harley-Davidson and NASA, you'll find IAMAW members in every workplace and in every type of job.

IAMAW Canada

The Canadian Division of the IAMAW represents over 40,000 workers. The majority of these workers are employed in the air transport, aerospace, maintenance and manufacturing of automotive parts, buses, electronic components and industrial machinery. The IAMAW Canada also represents a growing number of workers in the health care and hospitality sectors.

The Québec Federation of Labour (QFL)

The Québec Federation of Labour (QFL) and its affiliated unions have a history of over 100 years. It is the largest labour organization in Québec with over 600,000 members in all sectors of economic activity and in all regions of Québec. The IAMAW is part of the unions affiliated to the QFL.

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)

The Canadian Labour Congress represents more than 3 million workers. It is the largest labour organization in Canada. It brings together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community labour councils. The FTQ and IAMAW are among the CLC's member organizations.


The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) has 58 national and international unions representing 12.5 million workers in North America. The AFL-CIO works to ensure that all workers are treated fairly, with decent wages and benefits, secure jobs with dignity, respect and equal opportunity. The AFL-CIO also helps people gain valuable skills and prepare for employment in the 21st century economy.


IndustriALL Global Union represents 50 million mining, energy and manufacturing workers in 140 countries and is a new force in global solidarity continuing the fight for better working conditions and union rights around the world. Founded on June 19, 2012, this new organization brings together affiliates of the former global union federations.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO is an agency of the United Nations (UN) that brings together government, employer and worker representatives from 187 member states. Its mission is to set international standards, develop policies and design programs to promote decent work, social justice, and internationally recognized human and labour rights for all men and women throughout the world.