Calgary cement masons trying to unionize

The OPCMIA union is trying to help 6 cement masons in Calgary to unionize.

Earlier this week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board released their most recent New Applications Report. In the report is a new application for union certification in Alberta.

The application was filed on 19 July 2022 by Local 222 of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the United States and Canada.

OPCMIA is applying on behalf of 6 general construction cement masons who work for the Weston Construction Alberta Ltd., which is based in Calgary.

Support independent journalism

Interestingly, it looks as though Weston was incorporated as a business in Alberta just this past February.

The ALRB has scheduled a hearing for this application to occur on 3 August 2022.

Since the ALRB doesn’t archive their new application reports, here’s a copy of the most recent one.

Support independent journalism

By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

Comment on this story

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: