Register Now for Alberta Labour History Institutes
First Conference June13-15 Edmonton, AB.
The Alberta Labour History Institute’s (ALHI) first labour history conference will encourage rank and file union activists, social activists, academics and working people to share their experiences and expertise through innovative story circles, paper presentations and cultural events. Not simply a space to exchange new research and ideas, the conference is intended to help construct future labour and social strategies for change that draw upon lessons from working people’s past struggles and victories.
This conference is being held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL), which held its founding convention on June 13th and 14th, 1912 in Lethbridge, Alberta. The AFL invites the public to celebrate its centenary on Saturday, June 16th beginning at noon at Fort Edmonton Park.
Maria Dunn AFL Centennial Tour to kick-off in May
After years of preparation, AFL 2012 Anniversary celebrations will kick off in May with a Province wide tour by Maria Dunn and her musical accompanists who will be presenting stories of Alberta labour through song. The 2012 Centennial Tour will consist of 12 concerts between early May and the August long weekend with one of two concerts performed in each venue.
This Month In Labour History
Levi Strauss announces closure of historic Edmonton plant
On 25 September 2003, Levi Strauss announced it was closing its Edmonton factory and throwing over 485 people, mostly women, out of work. The factory had existed as the Great Western Garment Company (GWG) since 1911.
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