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Turning 100

Turning 100

AUPE's century of history was made by working people, and belongs to all Albertans! Members have been getting ready for the big year, and centennial initiatives focus on the proud history of what has grown to become Alberta’s largest and most diverse union.

A Gift to All Albertans

A Gift to All Albertans

AUPE members celebrated their centennial year by commissioning one-of-a-kind artwork by renowned Indigenous artist, Alex Janvier, to be displayed in the Legislative Assembly Chamber as a gift to all Albertans.

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AUPE Comics

AUPE Comics

Celebrating 100 years of solidarity through a collection of illustrated stories based on the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees' history. And visit each of the comic pages to find even more resources, relevant to that story.

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Teacher/Educator Modules

Teacher/Educator Modules

Free resources for educators and teachers in the areas of Canadian labour history, history about women in the workplace, and Alberta political and labour history -- great for adolescent or young adult learners!

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Centennial Kick-off

Centennial Kick-off

On March 26, 1919, a small group of Albertans made their way towards Edmonton’s First Presbyterian Church. At a time when unionizing was considered insubordination, their meeting was start of what would become Alberta's largest union. The AUPE Centennial Kickoff honours these humble but bold beginnings and takes place at the First Presbyterian Church on March 26, 2019.

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Centennial Census

Centennial Census

In 2018, AUPE conducted its first Member Census since the CSAA surveyed its members in the 1960s. The census data will help the union focus our advocacy work, better inform our strategies at bargaining tables and help build a stronger sense of solidarity among all of us.

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Labour School 2019

Labour School 2019

The focus of AUPE Labour School 2019 is commemorating the struggles and stories of workers who built our union and our province! This year's Labour School courses include a Centennial-themed Arts and Labour History course that allows AUPE members to explore the creation of AUPE’s predecessor in 1919 through arts-based activities. Labour School takes place March 10-14, 2019.

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Parade Float

Parade Float

A people-powered parade float has been designed and will be fabricated for the beginning of the parade season in June 2019! The float will available for 10 major parades across the province, once dates are announced we will map out a route for the float and invite member participation.

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Centennial Poster Series

Centennial Poster Series

The Centennial Project tells the story of Labour and the working class through a commissioned series of posters. The series celebrates some of the major events and themes in the history of AUPE and working people in general.