The union representing Edmonton’s ‘outside’ municipal workers will mark 100 years of activism on Monday.

Local 30 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees was known as the Civic Employees Federal Labour Union when it received its first charter on May 1, 1917. In 1951, the Local was one of nine unions to form what would become the Alberta Division of CUPE – now Canada’s largest union.

Today CUPE 30 represents about 3,000 City employees (it varies by season). From the turf the Eskimos play on at Commonwealth Stadium, to recreation facilities, parks, sewer and drainage, roads, waste disposal and other important civic services, CUPE 30 members touch many aspects of Edmonton life.

CUPE Local 30 has a rich tradition working hard on issues that impact working people within their membership and beyond. Among other issues, CUPE 30 has championed the 8‑hour day, the 40‑hour work week, and the Day of Remembrance for workers, now recognized internationally as the Day of Mourning.

Event details:

Date: Monday, May 1

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: Churchill Square