Canadian Unionists From Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Join Madison Protest

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Officials from the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), Glen Scott (Vice President) and Trevor Zimmerman (Organizer) joined the demonstrations in Madison, Wisconsin, this past weekend to learn how organized labor is joining hands here in the Lower 48. The Canadian unionists worry that austerity measures, and the push toward privatization, are gathering steam in Alberta too.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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