Tony Do Vale joined LIUNA Local 506 in September 1978 and worked as a labourer in the Greater Toronto Area. Do Vale worked diligently for several construction projects. His lifelong experience in the construction industry established him a perfect fit in the Labourers’ International Union of North America.
Do Vale has worked his way to becoming Labour Foreman for Avenue Structures in 1984 and went on to being appointed Shop Steward and Chief Steward for Ellis Don, overseeing the entire construction team. During his time working at the Skydome, Do Vale held the position of Recording-Secretary on the Joint Health & Safety Committeesand was then hired by Carmen Principato to act as Business Representative with Local 506.
His love for the Union led him the way to the position of Vice President in 1990. In 2002, Do Vale and his elected team won a vigorous campaign leading him to the position of Secretary-Treasurer and Assistant Business Manager of LIUNA Local 506.
Do Vale’s accomplishments did not end there. He sits and actively participates on the various Trust Funds. He is a Trustee of the Construction and Pre-Paid Legal Benefits. He also sits on the Board of Directors for LiUNA Local 506 Training Centre. He is a Delegate and Auditor to the Ontario Provincial District Council.
Do Vale has deep roots in the Portuguese community and the construction industry. In his personal time, he went on to play a role as Vice President of the FC Porto and Benfica Community Clubs. Known for his commitment, he proudly continues to serve and represent the Portuguese Immigrants by acting as Secretary-Treasurer of the Peniche Community Centre. Do Vale will carry on striving and ensure that our children continue to receive scholarships, hold fundraisers for charitable causes and provide activities and enriched programs for our children after school hours.
Do Vale is a supporter of the principles of integrity and solidarity who works diligently with members addressing their concerns.