Convention Schedule

May 6

May 13

10:00 AM

Thursday, May 13: Convention Committees

General Resolutions Committee

Constitution Committee

Credentials Committee

Sergeant-at-Arms Committee

12:00 PM
2:00 PM

Thursday, May 13: Equity Reps Meeting to Prepare Caucuses

Equity Reps Meeting to Prepare Caucuses

4:00 PM

Thursday, May 13: Time for Affiliate Union Caucuses

Time for Affiliate Union Caucuses

CUPW Caucus Meeting starting at 4:00 p.m.

5:00 PM

Thursday, May 13: New Delegate & Platform Orientation

New Delegate & Platform Orientation Session

7:00 PM

Thursday, May 13: Welcome and Introduction

Welcome and Introduction
AFL president, Gil McGowan

7:15 PM

Thursday, May 13: Keynote Address

Organizing for Power: How workers must take the lead in defeating our northern Trumps
Jane McAlevey, American union organizer, scholar, author, and political commentator.

Question and Answer Session to follow.

8:30 PM

Thursday, May 13: International Women's Day Awards

2020 & 2021 International Women's Day Awards

8:45 PM

Thursday, May 13: May Day Solidarity Awards

2020 & 2021 May Day Solidarity Awards

May 14

8:00 AM

Friday, May 14: Caucuses

Caucus of Women Delegates

9:30 AM

Friday, May 14: Morning Session

CALL TO ORDER

Welcome

Land Acknowledgement

Blessing: Elder Donna Badger

AFL President's Address: Gil McGowan (link to Bio & President's Report)

Report: AFL Executive Council (link to Report)

Greetings: Rachel Notley, Leader of Alberta's NDP

Session: Understanding the UCP Attack on Worker Rights and Workplace Health & Safety

MORNING BREAK

Report: OHS/WCB Committee (link to Report)

Friends Greetings & Report: Alberta Workers' Health Centre (AWHC) (link to Report)

RESOLUTION BLOCK #1 (link to Resolutions in Block #1)

12:00 PM

Friday, May 14: Lunch Break

LUNCH BREAK

AFL Executive Council Meeting

Affiliate Union Caucuses

Roundtable on AFL Financial Statements (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.) (link to Zoom invite)

2:00 PM

Friday, May 14: Afternoon Session

Welcome Back and Announcements

Friends Greetings: Parkland Institute (link to Report)

Report: Education Committee (link to Report)

RESOLUTIONS BLOCK #2 (link to Resolutions in Block #2)

Friends Greetings: Public Interest Alberta (PIA) (link to Report)

IN MEMORIAM PRESENTATION (link to Presentation)

AFTERNOON BREAK

Session: Understanding the UCP Attack on Public Services and Public-Sector Workers

RESOLUTIONS BLOCK #3 (link to Resolutions in Block #3)

Friends Greetings: Friends of Medicare (FOM) (link to Report)

4:30 PM

May 15

7:30 AM

Saturday, May 15: Affiliate Union Caucuses

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Time for Affiliate Union Caucuses

8:00 AM

Saturday, May 15: Caucuses

Caucus of Pride and Solidarity Delegates

Caucus of Ethnically Diverse and Indigenous Workers of Alberta Delegates

Caucus of Young Worker Delegates

9:00 AM

Saturday, May 15: Morning Session

Welcome Back and Announcements

Report: Secretary Treasurer's

Report: Child Care Committee (link to Report)

Report: I.D.E.A. Committee (link to Report)

RESOLUTION BLOCK #4 (link to Resolutions in Block #4)

MORNING BREAK

Session: Why workers and unions are key to winning the fight for a better Alberta

Report: Political Action Committee

Report: Organizing Committee

RESOLUTION BLOCK #5 (link to Resolutions in Block #5)

11:30 AM

Saturday, May 15: Lunch Break

LUNCH BREAK

AFL Executive Council Meeting

Time for Affiliate Union Caucuses

1:00 PM

Saturday, May 15: Afternoon Session

Welcome Back and Announcements

CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTIONS (link to Constitutional Resolutions)

RESOLUTION BLOCK #6 (w/Emergency Resolutions) (link to Resolutions in Block #6)

AFTERNOON BREAK

Election of Officers

Announcement of new Executive Council Representatives

Swearing-in of new AFL Executive Council

Solidarity Forever (link to Lyrics)

Closing Remarks from incoming AFL President

ADJOURNMENT