Health Sciences Association of Alberta

Location: Edmonton, AB

Number of members: 24,000

Client since: 2013

Website: http://www.hsaa.ca

The HSAA was organized in 1971-72 by eleven paramedical technical associations/societies when it became evident that some form of unionization was imminent. In 1972, a group of paramedical technical employees at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton became the first bargaining unit represented by HSAA. In 2003, HSAA members voted strongly in favour of joining the House of Labour. Today, they represent 25,000 paramedical technical, paramedical professional, and general support employees in more than 240 disciplines. HSAA is one of the fastest growing unions in Alberta.