On your own, it’s risky and difficult to push for improvements to your wages or working conditions. But there is power in numbers, and workers can have a voice at work by coming together to form a union.
Start by contacting AUPE’s Organizing Department: call 1-855-930-3401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, but not on work time! An experienced Organizer can help you develop a plan that’s right for you and your workplace. All conversations will be kept completely confidential. PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS FORMING A UNION WITH ANYONE AT WORK BEFORE AN AUPE ORGANIZER HAS ADVISED YOU.
Without a union, your employer can change the terms of your employment at any time without consulting you. Employers will never like the idea of giving up that power, but all workers in Alberta have the legally protected right to form a union.
Every year, AUPE helps hundreds of new workers form their unions. We have the experience to help you and your coworkers through this process so that you can stand up together to win the respect you deserve and improvements to your wages and working conditions that will benefit you and your family.