David J. Climenhaga

David Climenhaga, author of the Alberta Diary blog, is a journalist, author, journalism teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions with the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. He left journalism after the strike at the Calgary Herald in 1999 and 2000 to work as communications director of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, which with more than 73,000 members is Alberta's largest union and Canada's 10th largest. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues. Contact: albertadiary @ gmail.com

Dec 4, 2010
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NUPGE-CLC rift shows House of Labour is a house divided

David J. Climenhaga
In a dispute over raiding, NUPGE will suspend participation in the activities of the CLC, which has responded by banning NUPGE affiliates from provincial labour federations and local labour councils.


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