Smith will have a big fight on her hands if she pushes ahead with plans to withdraw Alberta from CPP, warns AFL president

EDMONTON - Danielle Smith will have a “very big fight on her hands” if she wins the United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership tomorrow and proceeds with efforts to withdraw Alberta from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), says the president of Alberta’s largest worker advocacy group. Read more

Alberta’s unions observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30

EDMONTON – As Canada continues to grapple with its colonial past, the recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a federal statutory holiday can be seen as an important breakthrough in raising awareness of Canada’s residential school system. However, more needs to be done to ensure that working people can properly honour the day, and we as labour activists must also reflect on what we can do – individually and collectively – to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Read more

Labour Day commentary: The real freedom that Canadian workers don’t have is the freedom to act together on workplace concerns

Edmonton – September 2, 2022 – What do education workers in our schools and scaffolders on construction sites in the oilsands have in common? The answer is simple and frustrating: neither group has the right to withdraw their labour to address emergent workplace concerns that fall outside the regular schedule of bargaining, even if those issues are of an urgent and pressing nature. Read more

As inflation remains high, Alberta unions call for an excess profits tax to discourage price gouging

Workers need a break from higher prices, says Alberta Federation of Labour Read more

Corporations are driving up the cost of living, not workers

UPDATE: This analysis was updated on August 16, 2022, to include newly released data on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July 2022. Read more

Court documents reveal how Kenney prioritized his own interests over Albertans' when he removed masking in schools

2022 National Indigenous Peoples Day statement from the Alberta Federation of Labour

Statement from the Alberta Federation of Labour Read more

UCP remove the right of academics to choose their own collective bargaining representatives

“We need a revolution in public health and workplace safety to keep workers safe from COVID,” says AFL

Third Day of Mourning under the shadow of the pandemic can be the last if we take action to make indoor environments safer Read more

UCP lied to Albertans during consultations on their costly Alberta pension scheme

Kenney’s Alberta pension scheme is ‘risky’ and ‘costly’ and he knows it Read more