2000: The United Food and Commercial Workers local strikes Safeway stores as that chain attempts a major rollback in wages.
– Alberta Friends of Medicare organizes massive protests against Bill 11, which opens the door wider to privatization of healthcare services, particularly hospitals.

2002: Shaw Conference Centre workers, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers, strike for seven months before winning a first collective agreement

2003: A-Channel workers, organized by Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, strike for comparable wages and working conditions to other broadcast employees in the city.
– High-profile support for the Kyoto Protocol by the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications Energy & Paperworkers is crucial to ratification by Canadian Government

2004: GWG closes its Edmonton plant, moving to Haiti where wages are minimal