ST. ALBERT, Alberta
If you're a front-line administrative or library worker employed by the City of St. Albert, you should be thinking seriously about joining a union. Now. Here's why:
Cast your mind back to the rhetoric and tactics of a number of candidates in this community during the last Alberta civic election in November 2013.
One of them talked incessantly about his plans to eliminate several city departments (and, presumably, the jobs of all the employees that work in them as well as the services they provide), arbitrarily cap city employees' salaries, and slash the pensions of city employees -- never mind that those pensions were not under the control of the city government.