AUPE: Building Communities
AUPE is a part of your community. We aren’t just helping in your worksite, we’re there with members in Alberta Treasury Branches, the provincial Government, correctional facilities, community colleges, municipalities, health care facilities and so much more.
And we’re not just there for our members. AUPE promotes and supports many charitable causes and important public advocacy organizations. Our Area Councils also organize social events to help keep us together as an organization.
Because so much of our work involves providing services that Albertans need, our issues are community issues. That’s why when facilities like the Peace River Jail, Alberta Hospital Edmonton, Red Deer Nursing Home or Valley Park Manor are threatened with closure, it’s not just the people that work there that come together to defend the services they provide.
We’ve seen in these recent campaigns that a broad section of AUPE members as well as non-union members of the public work together to make a difference.
AUPE: Building Communities Campaign
This is what AUPE can do together, and should be doing in all communities. We’re going to start by building relationships among the members in your area. With the many issues we face, we never know when we’ll need each other’s support, so we’re getting prepared now.
Attend an AUPE: Building Communities meeting in your area to make contacts, build communities and not only prepare to defend the work that we do, but start promoting other areas of positive change.
Back in 2009, AUPE’s Provincial Executive brought in Blue Thursdays as a way for AUPE members to show their employers and the government that they were tired of continued cutbacks. After the 2013 budget announcement and the service cuts that have followed, it’s time to start wearing blue again! Click here to download a Blue Thursdays poster, and don’t forget to wear blue every Thursday!