Vancouver and District Labour Council

Purpose


The VDLC represents 60,000 workers from over 100 affiliated unions in our community.
Labour council members work at food stores, on the docks, in public services, construction and much more.
The labour council brings these members together every month for regular meetings, and carries out events and activities between meetings.
We are a chartered body of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), representing 3.5 million unionized Canadians. The VDLC was founded in 1889 as the “Vancouver Trades and Labour Council”, making it one of the oldest labour organizations in the country.

EXECUTIVE
Our small and committed staff work with the President and Board to keep the VDLC running smoothly.

STAFF
Our small and committed staff work with the President and Board to keep the VDLC running smoothly.

AFFILIATES
The VDLC represents over 100 affiliated unions, 60,000 union members in our community.

COMMITTEES
The VDLC’s five committees organize education programs, solidarity events, political actions and much more.

LABOUR ORGANIZATIONS
We are a chartered body of the Canadian Labour Congress, and sit on the Executive Council of the BC Federation of Labour.

VDLC IN THE COMMUNITY
We’re active in a wide range of coalitions, solidarity organizations and councils throughout Metro Vancouver.

VDLC IN THE MEDIA
VDLC works to get the word out to news media, and promotes labour events through its own programs.


Delegates

Alex Youngberg
Jane Curry
Mark Whittam
Gary Jarvis
Gerard Batty

Alternates: Sarah Hall and Vania Tse