Alex is President of the Calgary and District Labour Council. In that role, he represents the interests of affiliated unions before the City of Calgary, the school boards and the community. He is a member of UFCW 401. Alex serves as a Director at Public Interest Alberta and as a Director at Friends of Medicare. He sat as a Worker Representative on the Employment Insurance Board of Referees until it was dissolved in 2013. He served as a Vice-President of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401; he also served as the Chair of the pride and solidarity committee at the Alberta Federation of Labour. Alex has taken numerous labour education courses. He has just completed his third year on the board as Vice-Chair and second year as Treasurer.