Alberta Federation of Labour ( AFL )


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About Alberta Federation of Labour

The Alberta Federation of Labour is a voluntary association of unions and employee organizations that have banded together to achieve common goals.

Since 1912, when unionized miners and tradespeople from southern Alberta first agreed to work together under the umbrella of a labour "central," the Federation has fought hard to improve conditions for working people, their families and their communities.

Among the Federation's earliest priorities were ending child labour and establishing occupational health and safety regulations - especially in Alberta's coal fields which, at the time, had the highest workplace mortality rates in the world.

In its early years, the AFL was also active in the struggle for a minimum wage and the reduction of work time to a standard 40-hour week.

Today, the Federation continues its tradition of speaking out on the issues that matter most to working people. Often these issues relate directly to the workplace. But the AFL is also active on a wide range of broader social issues - like the need for public education and public health care.

AFL press release, blog etc

11/06/2018 - 23:13 Albertas largest worker advocacy group calls on public institutions across the province to study impacts of potential budget cuts
10/15/2018 - 18:28 With Jason Kenney as premier Albertans would get lower wages and fewer rights
10/03/2018 - 20:30 Will Jason Kenney follow the lead of his friend Doug Ford by rolling back rights for working Albertans?
10/01/2018 - 13:13 Todays move to a $15 minimum wage will increase overall wage costs for employers by a paltry .6%
06/26/2018 - 21:38 Albertas largest worker advocacy organization applauds government action on Farm and Ranch worker health and safety
06/15/2018 - 09:26 Labour Leaders host free Fathers Day community BBQs across province to talk about early childhood education and care
06/09/2018 - 00:28 At Edmonton Pride Parade, Alberta Federation of Labour asks: Which side are you on?
06/01/2018 - 11:21 New workplace rules will empower workers and save lives
05/11/2018 - 11:40 This Mothers Day its time for Alberta to commit to a Fair Start for Families
05/01/2018 - 10:19 Statement from AFL President Gil McGowan on International Workers' Day
04/27/2018 - 10:19 Hope on this years Day of Mourning: The Government of Alberta made workplaces safer in 2018
03/21/2018 - 12:27 REPORT: Budget 2018 needs to address the elephant in the room
03/08/2018 - 11:19 Alberta Women still behind on International Womens Day
12/20/2017 - 11:50 Workers Left Out of Bilateral Child Care Agreement
12/12/2017 - 17:40 Worker Organization Urges Kenney to Fire Nixon Over his Role in Sexual Harassment Case
12/06/2017 - 13:07 Me Too campaign exposes pervasive problem of abuse against women, including workplace abuse
11/27/2017 - 19:38 Bill 30 Will Empower Workers and Save Lives
11/10/2017 - 15:32 Albertas Coal Transition Plan a Step in Right Direction for Coal Workers