Red Shirt Campaign

Updated 5/27/2023

When was the last time you had a raise?

Are you having trouble making ends meet?

When we mobilize, we demonstrate our strength and unity. It is through our solidarity actions that we can put the pressure on during negotiations and achieve results. Every action, by every member, will have a direct impact at the bargaining table. Be sure to be part of our strength and to bring all your colleagues with you!! Remember – YOU ARE THE UNION!

Spring Campaign Timeline

Today, 58% of the membership are card-carrying members in Good Standing. We need to get to 100% to show the bosses that you stand united.

Do we have your non-work email address? If not, let us know (include your full name and employee number to match to your member profile).
  Email us

Have you activated your web account yet? Follow the instructions on the Sign In page to activate.
  Sign In page

Don't have a CSU 52 membership Card? Fill out the online form.
  Apply Online

By signing the NO ZEROS petition, you are saying I will only accept a contract with wage increases every year and will stand in solidarity with my bargaining team! The goal is to reach a super-majority of 3,000 or more signatures.

  Add your signature

By writing a letter to your City Councillor, you are demanding that your City Council take action. Letter template coming soon...

By marching and rallying to City Hall, you and your colleagues are demanding decision-makers come to a fair deal.

Other Acts of Solidarity

Show your solidarity on days of bargaining by wearing red, wearing a button, and using a virtual avatar! Don't forget to support your fellow CSU 52 members in the other bargaining units, too.

Bargaining Dates

City of Edmonton Edmonton Public Library TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

Wednesday, June 14

Wednesday, June 28

Friday, July 21

Thursday, July 27

Thursday, June 1

Friday, June 16

Thursday, June 29

Monday, June 5

Wednesday, June 14

Monday, June 19


Throughout the bargaining process, we'll ask members to wear the button. You can ask your Shop Steward or your Red Shirt Captain on where to get yours!

  Find a Shop Steward

  Find a Red Shirt Captain

Virtual Avatars

Download a virtual avatar for your online profiles. Avatars are an easy way to show your solidarity when working remotely.

  Download an avatar

CSU 52 has three social media accounts:

Let's start getting connected with each other:

  • Include these hashtags in your posts:
    • #RedShirts
    • #WeAreCSU52
    • #Solidarity
    • #NoZeros
  • Engage with, share, and like our posts

Call to Action

  • On Friday, November 18th, share a photo of yourself or with your coworkers in your red shirts (or buttons) with the hashtag #WeAreCSU52
  • Tag CSU 52 accounts
  • Share what an improved collective bargaining agreement would mean for you - examples:
    • "An improved schedule would mean I can spend more time with my dog."
    • "Getting a wage increase would mean I could keep my kids in swimming lessons."


Brandi Thorne
Member Engagement/Union Organizing
Civic Service Union 52
 Email: [email protected]