Our Labour Council elects its leaders every two years. The Executive gets together at the beginning of its two-year term of office to set strategic priorities for the Council. Below are our priorities for 2015-2016.
Strategic Priorities for 2015-2016
To further the interests of working people of Waterloo Region in the next two years, the Waterloo Regional Labour Council will:
- Mobilize and train union members to get involved in the 2015 federal election with the goal of defeating Conservative MPs throughout Waterloo Region.
- Encourage and support unions to continue efforts to reach out directly to their members to reinforce the value of union membership and unions as a force for good in society.
- Raise the public profile of the Labour Council and unions generally by developing a coordinated labour presence in community campaigns, projects, and events and by building on our public communications through multiple media.
- Increase the number of active union affiliates to the Labour Council by reaching out to currently unaffiliated unions.
- Increase the racial, sexual, age, and gender diversity of activists involved in Labour Council leadership and campaigns through targeted recruitment and a review of our own culture and practices.
- Influence the agenda of local municipalities and school boards by monitoring their activity, maintaining relationships with progressive politicians, and recruiting future candidates.
-adopted at the Executive Board meeting of the Waterloo Regional Labour Council on April 7, 2015