The Winnipeg Labour Council (WLC) is this region's "House of Labour", or central labour body. Just as workers unite in a union to protect their rights, union locals unite in the Labour Council to further their aims and objectives. The WLC promotes the goals of the labour movement in Winnipeg at the municipal level.
Since it was founded in 1894, the Labour Council has served and represented workers in Winnipeg. A history of the first hundred years of the Winnipeg Labour Council is the subject of a booklet, which you can download here in PDF format (35 pages, 630 kb).
The Labour Council's 73 affiliated union locals reflect the whole spectrum of organized labour in Canada. Public and private sector, clerical, service and industrial workers join together through the Labour Council to give a voice to their concerns. Read More..
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(Term will begin January 1, 2014)
President – Dave Sauer (USW 9074)
1st VP – Greg McFarlane (IBEW 2085)
2nd VP – Charlotte Prokopow (UFCW 832)
3rd VP – Cathy Williams-Stewart (CUPE 500)
Treasurer – Mike Welfley (MGEU)
Recording Secretary – Thor Bielert (UNIFOR 3003)
Statistician – Darren Gibson (UNIFOR 144)
Member-at-Large – Debbie Jones (UFCW 832)
Member-at-Large - Daniel Blaikie (IBEW 2085)
Member-at-Large - Larissa Klymkiw (MGEU)
Trustee (3 year term) – Kevin Dearing (COPE 342)
Trustee (2 year term) – Leo Van Den Bussche (UFCW 1518)
Next General Meeting
Next general meeting will be held on December 17th at 6:30 in the auditorium at 275 Broadway
United Way Labour Community Advocate Program
United Way Labour Community Advocate program will be start on February 24th, 2014 and run until April 14th. It will be held at the United Way Building from 6-9 p.m.
The WLC Municipal Elections
The WLC is gearing up for next year’s Municipal elections. The Political Action Committee held their first meeting on Oct 12th. We will be updating as information becomes available.
WLC Christmas Party for Children of Rossbrook House
Every year the WLC throws a Christmas party including Santa Clause for children of Rossbrook House. This event is not open to everyone, but children that have been chosen by Rossbrook House (children in the area). We encourage all affiliates to donate to this very worthwhile event, and make Christmas happen for children, that might not otherwise get a Christmas. Cheques can be made payable to the WLC.
Let WLC know about Your Upcoming Events
Please note that if your local has any upcoming events, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get them put up.