BC Federation of Labour (BCFed) and Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
BCTF members voted to join the BCFed in 2003 for a three-year trial period. The trial period was followed by another member vote. In 2006, teachers voted 78.2% to join the CLC and maintain membership in the BCFed.
The 2006 BCTF AGM decided that the BCTF fee should be increased by .03% ($20 per year for a member earning $60,000) to pay all of the costs of affiliation if members voted “yes” to affiliation. See AGM decisions on costs for more information.
The 2006 BCTF AGM also adopted a statement of principles for BCTF participation in the labour movement.
Background on the CLC and the BCFed
BCTF experience in the labour movement
Teacher newsmagazine articles
The BCFed and public education