cupe local 38 calgary

Partners & Associations

National and Central Labour Bodies

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union, with 700,000 members across the country. CUPE represents workers in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines and more.

The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest labour organization in Canada, bringing together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community-based labour councils to represent more than 3 million workers across the country.

The Calgary and District Labour Council (CDLC) is the local organization of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) at the city level. The CLC represents 1.5 million unionized workers across Canada. Labour Councils are comprised of the local of national unions that are affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress.

The Alberta Federation of Labour is a voluntary association of unions and employee organizations that have banded together to achieve common goals.


Calgary Coalition of Civic Unions

Includes CUPE 37, 38, 709 and 1169; IBEW 254; ATU 583; Carpenters union.

The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good is a non-partisan and non-profit alliance of congregations, unions, school and community groups in Calgary representing more than 35,000 people. These organizations came together to form the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good in order to organize the power of our communities to shape a just and compassionate city.

Calgary’s Future seeks to find, support, and elect community leaders who share the vision for a resilient economy, quality city services, responsible spending, and strong neighbourhoods.

The Municipal Employees’ committee works to plan bargaining strategy, public relations campaigns and government lobby efforts, as well as acting as an avenue for locals to keep each other informed of their activities.

CUPE District Councils are groups of CUPE locals from a particular region that work together on common issues. Their work includes community projects, political action at the local level, bargaining support and the promotion of strong public services and other CUPE ideals.

Other Organizations

Alberta Labour History Institute

Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association

Alberta Workers Health Centre

Alberta Workers Resource Centre

Aspen Foundation for Labour Education

Labour College of Canada

Labour Start – Union news from around the world

Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP)

Parkland Institute