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How the secret ballot to certify a union really works 

By Pat Bruce, Paul Ysselmuiden      

That is why you will hear no complaints from us about the recent vote. ALPA won fair and square and we wish them all the best in representing WestJet pilots. Now it is up to Senators to ensure workers in all federally regulated sectors get to maintain the secret ballot rights our pilots recently exercised.

Paul Ysselmuiden and Pat Bruce were the co-chairs of the WestJet Pilots’ Association. Photograph handout

WestJet pilots recently voted on who they wish to have as their representatives negotiating with the airline’s management: the WestJet Pilots’ Association (WJPA), which had been the long-standing employee association, or the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), a U.S.-based union.

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