AFL Mid-Term Forum

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.

Equity Caucuses

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

            Ice-breaker follows

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

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