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AFL says UCP will soon add a “worker gag law” to its growing list of anti-democratic actions
November 26, 2019 16:59 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First the UCP demonized environmentalists with the war room and the House Un-Albertan activities inquiry. Then they fired the independent...
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Union leaders tell UCP: ‘The money saved by Albertans for retirement belongs to them, not to you!’
November 20, 2019 12:00 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
Joint statement from the leaders of Alberta’s largest labour organizations EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the past two days, Albertans have been justifiably preoccupied...
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New campaign asks Albertans to “Join the Resistance” against #KenneysCuts and the #KenneyRecession
November 05, 2019 08:00 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Some of Alberta’s largest unions have launched a campaign aimed at stopping the Kenney government from triggering a recession by implementing deep...
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New report confirms Kenney's budget will tip Alberta into recession and kill more jobs than the oil price collapse of 2014-16
October 30, 2019 13:04 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new report has confirmed earlier warnings that the UCP’s first budget will kill as many as 114,000 jobs, split between the public and private...
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Budget cuts much deeper and more damaging than Kenney admits, says AFL
October 24, 2019 18:24 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following is a statement from the Alberta Federation of Labour. Today’s budget cuts will be much deeper than Kenney admits.  The reality is...
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New Report Says Kenney’s Planned Public Service Cuts Will Devastate Alberta’s Economy
October 23, 2019 10:00 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Implementation by the Kenney government of the MacKinnon report’s recommendations could drive Alberta’s economy into recession and result in the...
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Unions to release report at United Nurses of Alberta convention that shows proposed UCP cuts would cause a “Kenney Recession”
October 18, 2019 14:05 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  WHAT: Unions to release report at United Nurses of Alberta convention that shows proposed UCP cuts would cause a “Kenney Recession.” WHERE:...
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Unions release top 10 list of “lies and distortions” being used by UCP to justify cuts
October 07, 2019 13:27 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
McGowan urges citizens and reporters to use the list as protection against the “avalanche of b***s*** that the UCP is about to dump on our province”  EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 07, 2019 (GLOBE...
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Innocuous-sounding program announced today is really aimed at busting unions and suppressing wages, says AFL
October 01, 2019 18:40 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
EDMONTON, Oct. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The innocuous-sounding “Employee Labour Relations Support Program,” announced today by the UCP, is really a union-busting initiative and part of a larger...
Life is harder for Alberta’s minimum wage workers this October 1
September 30, 2019 16:17 ET | Alberta Federation of Labour
EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alberta’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) has gone up 1.3% since last year, yet for the first time this decade Alberta’s minimum wage workers won’t...