Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
March IVth, MMXIII
Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
I like your attitude in regards to fighting Mrs. Carol Henderson of the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA.) She is just doing the best she can IV her bargaining units (which is what she is paid for), but I find her attitude as a negotiator quite violent & threatening in tone, its clearly a personality issue. After all, Catholic bargaining units agree with your financial proposals of freezes, so should Carol. Teachers need pay cuts not pay raises if anything & Mrs. Henderson should voluntarily cut her own salary to help with the deficit crisis II help start the ball rolling and set an example for students. This is a good idea as they will be the negotiators & mediators in future labour disputes.