Kudos to the 171 workers at Alpha House in Calgary who have just joined CUPE and to CUPE itself for its efforts on their behalf. Unions are under attack in Alberta and the laws regarding union organizing, recognition, and striking are the toughest in the country. So it is a cause for celebration whenever a new group of workers manages to unionize. It is also noticeable that such union developments are completely ignored by the media in this province.
Alpha House describes itself as “a non-profit charitable agency that provides safe and caring environments for individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies.”