Why is Alberta launching an 'employee support program' for unionized workers? - 2019-10-02
The government of Alberta launched its promised "employee labour relations support program" yesterday. Apparently they'll not only tell you how to certify a union, they'll tell you how to decertify one too!
Busting a union used to be easier back in the days of the old Progressive Conservatives, who weren't really all that progressive themselves. Back then, all you had to do if you wanted to decertify a union was get it to try to negotiate a first contract!
Rachel Notley's NDP government fixed that legal problem, introducing labour laws including first-contract compulsory arbitration rules that dragged Alberta kicking and screaming into the middle of the last century.