AFL Mid-Term Forum
May 13-14, 2016
Holiday Inn Express Downtown, Edmonton
In non-convention years, the Alberta Federation of Labour is mandated to hold a Membership Forum. The purpose of the Membership Forum is threefold:
1. To provide an opportunity for union leaders and activists to be updated on the activities of the Federation since the previous year’s Convention and to discuss priorities and actions planned for the upcoming year.
2. To engage unionists in an informal, educational setting where they can discuss issues affecting the labour movement.
3. To encourage broad solidarity by providing union activists with an opportunity to talk with their counterparts from other unions.
Friday, May 13, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EQUITY CAUCUSES
- Aboriginal Workers & Workers of Colour (Great Room)
- PRIDE Workers (Great Room)
- Women (Penthouse)
- Young Workers [under 30] (Penthouse)
AFL Mid-Term Educational
May 13, 2016 1pm - 5pm
"The Economics of Hope" Educational facilitated by Angella MacEwan, CLC
Offered in conjunction with the 2016 AFL Mid-Term at a cost of $50 per person.
Registration starts at 12:00 pm. Workshop at 1:00 pm.
Labour and Alberta’s New Government: Challenges and Opportunities
- How should we encourage the government to move forward on labour’s priorities?
- What can we expect from right wingers who are determined to undermine workers?
Friday, May 13, 2016
6:15 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Angella MacEwan, Senior Economist, CLC
Jim Sinclair, former president, BC Federation of Labour
9:15 p.m. AFL IWD & May Day Award Presentations
Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Accountability Session
10:15 a.m. Lifestyle break
10:30 a.m. Labour’s Priorities Session
12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:30 p.m. Talking with Government
Hon. Christina Gray, Minister of Labour and Democratic Renewal
Mr. Shaye Anderson, MLA Leduc-Beaumont
Ms. Heather Sweet, MLA Edmonton-Manning
3:00 p.m. Lifestyle Break
3:30 p.m. Closing Plenary “Next Steps”
4:30 p.m. Adjournment