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AUPE president Guy Smith. Image: Submitted
Chelsea Nash | In conversation with AUPE president Guy Smith about how his union is handling legislative challenges to union and worker power.
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David J. Climenhaga | "Public sector bargaining is one of the progressive left's proudest achievements in Canada," Brian Topp once observed. "It is also perhaps our greatest gift to the political right."
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Thomas Lukaszuk
David J. Climenhaga | A former Alberta deputy premier says he is about to write a "behind the scenes" book on his time under the leadership of Alison Redford.
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Guy Smith & Doug Horner
David J. Climenhaga | The PC Government of Alberta Premier Dave Hancock is desperately trying to press the reset button on two years of horrible relations with public sector unions under Alison Redford.
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Jim Prentice
David J. Climenhaga | Yesterday's tentative agreement between 22,000 AUPE civil servants and the province paves the way for a relatively trouble-free coronation for banking executive Jim Prentice.
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Thomas Lukaszuk
David J. Climenhaga | It appears there is no graceful way for the government of Premier Alison Redford to wiggle out of this trap of its own -- or, leastways, Labour Minister Thomas Lukaszuk's -- devising.
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Guy Smith
David J. Climenhaga | Is the Redford Government’s law imposing a contract on its civil servants a bridge too far … or, for the Progressive Conservatives, a bridge to nowhere?
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David J. Climenhaga | Yesterday's court ruling, while minor, symbolically illustrates that in a constitutional democracy even Alberta's Progressive Conservatives are not all-powerful.
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David J. Climenhaga | If you've ever wondered why the Redford Government has such a hate for fair and impartial arbitration, Arbitrator Andy Sims' ruling explains it: It's because it's fair and impartial.
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David J. Climenhaga | A strong case can be made parliamentary privilege was created to protect parliamentarians from harassment by the monarch, not to avoid demands for information and fairness by the monarch's subjects.
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David J. Climenhaga | More than half the members of Alberta Premier Alison Redford's 58-member Progressive Conservative caucus now have a cabinet job and the paycheque to go with it.
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Thomas Lukaszuk
David J. Climenhaga | If you tried a stunt like this in Kiev, you could expect streets full of angry citizens armed with gasoline bombs, manning barricades and preparing for an illegal general strike.