Who We Are

The purposes of this Labour Council are:

  1. To support the principles and policies of the Canadian Labour Congress.
  2. To promote the interests of its affiliates and generally to advance the economic and social welfare of workers.
  3. (a) To assist affiliated organizations in extending its benefits of mutual assistance and collective bargaining to workers.
    (b) To assist in the organization of the unorganized into unions for their mutual aid, protection and advancement, giving recognition to the principle that both craft and industrial unions are appropriate, equal and necessary as methods of union organization.
  4. To encourage all workers without regard to race, creed, sex, age, colour, or national origin to share in the full benefits of union organization.
  5. To secure legislation which will safeguard and promote the principle of free collective bargaining, the rights of workers, and the security and welfare of all people.
  6. To protect and strengthen our democratic institutions, to secure full recognition and enjoyment of the rights and liberties to which we are justly entitled, and to preserve and perpetuate the cherished traditions of our democracy.
  7. To promote the cause of peace and freedom in the world and to assist and cooperate with free and democratic labour movements throughout the world.
  8. To aid and encourage the sale and use of union-made goods and union services through the use of the Union Label and other symbols; to promote the labour press and other means of furthering the education of the labour movement.
  9. To protect the labour movement from any and all corrupt influences and from any agencies which are opposed to the basic principles of our democracy and free democratic unionism.
  10. To safeguard the democratic character of the labour movement and to observe and respect the autonomy of each affiliated union.
  11. While preserving the independence of the labour movement from political control, to encourage workers to vote, to exercise their full rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and to perform their rightful part in the political life of the municipal, provincial and federal governments.


Omer Hussein (Health Science Association of Alberta) President
Clayton Herriot (UFCW 401) Vice President
Luc Berube (The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers) Vice President
Laura Travers (UNA 96) Treasurer
Trevor Hague (International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955) Sergeant-at-arms


Canadian Office & Professional Employees, Local 458
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1505
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2157
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2545
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2559
Health Science Association of Alberta
Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 92
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 99
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 955
Service Employees’ International Union Local 2
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 401
United Nurses of Alberta, Local 96

Geographic Boundary

The WBLC shall consist of organizations affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress which become affiliated to this Labour Council and which are situated in the area bounded on the north by the Northwest Territory boundary, on the south by Athabasca, on the east by the Saskatchewan border, and on the west by Highway 2 north, excluding Peace River to the east side of Highway 35 north, excluding High Level.

Wood Buffalo service area map