In many areas of the collective agreement, it also strives to withdraw and make concessions, including: the decisions of the Convention still had to be approved by the government, since the union is active under the Corporations Act. That changed on November 17, 1977, when the AUPE met to exchange its status for a union without a union. All aspects of the CSA have been transferred to the new union. On May 18, 1977, the Public Service Employee Relations Act (PSERA) obtained the royal agreement that AUPE granted to bargaining rights for each group of workers for whom it had a collective agreement. These agreements were ratified at the union`s second meeting at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary. Among the CSA`s historical milestones are pensions in 1923. Group life insurance 1934. Fee control in 1947. Mileage quotas in 1948. A 40-hour week in 1955. Four weeks of vacation after 24 years in 1956.

A classification procedure in 1957. The first CSA agreement with a board of directors in 1958 for Branch 23 at the University of Alberta Hospital. Half of the sick premiums were taken care of by the employer in 1967. New legislation, which the CSA recognized in 1968 as the sole bargaining partner for Crown staff, as well as for some boards of directors and agencies. AUPE invited Albertans to sign letters to their members of the Legislature saying they wanted legislation to pass new laws guaranteeing the right of all workers to fair and complete collective bargaining. According to the union, the province is calling for a one per cent pay cut in the first year of a new collective agreement and no increase for the next three years. In 1997, AUPE recovered the rear and concluded 79 agreements for 30,000 members. In March 1998, members of the University of Alberta Hospital and Glenrose Hospital in Edmonton gave up work for six hours – enough to win a colony. In early 2000, Edmonon`s care assistants went on strike for two days and reached a significant agreement. Further successes followed and, although AUPE faced fines and tax freezes for its defences, its financial situation improved. Between 1997 and 2006, the AUPE was rebuilt.

While membership continued to decline in the early years of the decade, the framework conditions were finally reversed. A booming economy, facing a labour shortage, has improved the climate of organization and negotiation. AUPE has folded its collective muscles into illegal but effective work operations and has begun to gather an unprecedented number of new members through mergers and organization. AUPE and the province halted negotiations for a new collective agreement in April due to the COVID 19 pandemic.