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EDLC Municipal Election Endorsements

August 27, 2021
We have received a lot of feedback from affiliates, delegates and supporters asking when we will be releasing our endorsements for the municipal elections. Well we have some great news, the day has come! After two years of conversations, much deliberation and due process the Edmonton & District Labour Council passed our endorsements for the upcoming municipal election. We worked…
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Pride

June 1, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking this year’s Pride season by calling on the federal government to invest in 2SLGBTQI community organizations to ensure that our most vulnerable communities are not left behind in pandemic recovery. Sign our petition and join the fight. “Pride is and has always been political, with deep roots in protest and resistance,” said Larry Rousseau, CLC Executive Vice-President. “As…
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Day of Mourning 2021

April 14, 2021
Tragically the human cost of COVID-19 goes undocumented but it’s full cost is known all too well by essential workers and their families. On April 28th every year we take a moment to remember workers who were killed as a result of their jobs in the preceding year. For many, this may seem to be the opportunity to see the very…
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City Budget Adjustment Comments

December 3, 2020
Today, I had the chance to address City Council on their proposed budget adjustments. Please see my comments below, share widely, and let your voice be heard. Firstly, I would like to thank the 45,000 hard working Edmontonians who have provided me the opportunity to express their views with you today. It can be viewed by clicking HERE While going over…
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Labour Day – Time to Move Forward Together!

September 7, 2020
Labour Day is one of the most important days on our calendar. The unofficial end to summer and a day to mark the history of working people in Canada. This year, it feels like there is little to celebrate and yet much to hope for. This crisis has been very hard for workers across the country—those who have lost loved…
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Day of Mourning 2020

April 28, 2020
April 28th is our day of mourning, due to the COVID -19 pandemic we are unable to gather in person today to mourn the unnecesary deaths of 165 Albertans who have lost their lives in a workplace covered by the Worker’s Compensation Board. Unfortunately, we will never know the true toll on working families in Alberta but today we do…
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A Picket Line is a Picket Line

January 23, 2020
A Modern Reflection on Labour Tactics & Solidarity As unionized workers we are not strangers to the concepts of picket lines and job actions but few of us have had to walk the line for a fair contract. The biggest enemy of a picket line is low morale, the greatest cure for this is solidarity. Anybody who has been given…
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The Royal Mayfair is FAR from Fair for Taxpayers

March 11, 2019
What would you say if you found out that Edmonton’s wealthiest 0.0005% pays $6.14 a month to the city for exclusive access to 154 acres of the river valley? “There is no way that’s true?” Well guess what? It is, and it’s called the Royal Mayfair Golf Club! These sweetheart deals that take place behind close doors have no place…
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Postal Workers, The Labour Movement, & The Right to Strike!

December 10, 2018
What’s going on down at the old Post Office? If you follow mainstream media you undoubtedly know about Postal Workers conducting a rotating strike during the “Christmas season”. As I pause for your gasp and outrage, did you also know that they have been attempting to negotiate with Canada Post for 8 months? Did you know that Canada Post has…
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EDLC in the Community!

December 7, 2018
Our community connections committee has been at work non-stop getting out in our communities. We have been taking part in community events, creating our own, and helping out members of our community in need. In October, we donated some Halloween costumes to those in need from Sweetgrass School so they could take part in this fun community activity. For many of…
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