Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
December IIIrd, MMXIII
Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
While I agree with the legislation in principle banning illegal strikes & that Her Majesty's Government has the right to pass it, the way you are ramming it down the throats of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) throats & other affiliated unions is both unethical & immoral. Union workers do the scut work like looking after diaper changes IV seniors & the flood emergency coverage, & they work a lot harder than MLA's do & IV a lot less money. Alison herself called them "heroes" & yet your caucus & cabinet saw fit to place these horrid bills bIV the legislature at the last minute. Is this really the proper example II set IV students who will arguably be the union members of the future?